Famous Italian Singers

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Find out more about the greatest Italian Singers, including Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Carla Bruni, Laura Pausini and Enrico Caruso.
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Andrea Bocelli
(Italian Operatic Tenor Noted for His Unique Blend of Opera & Pop Music)
Andrea Bocelli
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Birthdate: September 22, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lajatico, Italy

Widely regarded as an opera singer with the most beautiful voice, Andrea Bocelli is an Italian record producer and singer-songwriter. He serves as an inspiration to many as he went on to become one of the most popular Italian singers of all time, despite losing his vision at age 12. He has sold more than 90 million records worldwide.

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Luciano Pavarotti
(Italian Operatic Tenor Regarded as the 'King of the High Cs')
Luciano Pavarotti
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Birthdate: October 12, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
Died: September 6, 2007

Luciano Pavarotti was an operatic tenor who went on to become one of the most loved and acclaimed tenors of all time. Nicknamed the King of the High Cs, Pavarotti is regarded as one of the best tenors of the 20th century. Also a well-known humanitarian, Luciano Pavarotti hosted annual charity concerts to raise money for various UN causes.

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Giorgio Moroder
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Birthdate: April 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Urtijëi, South Tyrol

Italian composer and record producer Giovanni Moroder, also known as the Father of Disco, produced Take My Breath Away, the Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning track by Berlin, which was part of the Top Gun soundtrack. His scores for Flashdance and Midnight Express, too, won Academy Awards.

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Michele Morrone
(Actor, Model)
Michele Morrone
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Birthdate: October 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bitonto, Italy

Rising to international fame following the success of his 2020 erotic romantic drama 365 Days, Italian actor and model, Michele Morrone, is a man who oozes sex appeal and charisma. Also a professional guitarist and singer, he has a channel on YouTube that has accumulated over one million subscribers. He runs a clothing line as well.

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Dalida
(French-Italian Singer and Actress)
Dalida
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Birthdate: January 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shubra, Cairo, Egypt
Died: May 3, 1987
French singer and actress Dalida, whose aching voice ruled over hearts for three decades, sold millions of records worldwide. Dalida sang in 10 languages and holds a world record for most weeks at the top of the music chart. She was also the first singer to receive platinum and diamond discs while she also owns more than 70 gold records.
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Ilona Staller
(Hungarian Former Pornographic Actress and Member of the Chamber of Deputies (1987 - 1992))
Ilona Staller
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Birthdate: November 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Ilona Staller is a former porn star, singer, and politician. She achieved popularity by appearing in Telefono rosso, the first Italian hardcore pornography production, and then went on to pose nude in Playboy's editions around the world. In 1980, an erotic series titled La Cicciolina was made based on Ilona Staller's life and career.

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Enrico Caruso
(Operatic Tenor of the Early 20th Century & One of the First Musicians to Document His Voice on Recordings)
Enrico Caruso
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Birthdate: February 25, 1873
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: August 2, 1921

Enrico Caruso was an operatic tenor who performed at prominent opera houses in the Americas and Europe. His commercially released recordings made him an international star in the early-1900s. Thanks to his illustrious career that spanned 25 years, Caruso became one of the most popular entertainers of his generation. In 1987, he was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Laura Pausini
(Pop Singer Known for Her Single ‘La Solitudine')
Laura Pausini
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Birthdate: May 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Faenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Laura Pausini is an Italian television personality and singer-songwriter. Having sold over 70 million records, Pausini is the fourth best-selling female singer in Latin music. In 2006, Pausini became the first female Italian musician to receive a Grammy Award. In 2021, her song Io sì (Seen) became the first Italian-language song to win the Golden Globe for Best Original Song.

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Cecilia Bartoli
(Italian Coloratura Mezzo-Soprano Opera Singer and Recitalist)
Cecilia Bartoli
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Birthdate: June 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Roberto Benigni
(Actor who gained international recognition for writing, directing and starring in the Holocaust comedy-drama film Life Is Beautiful (1997))
Roberto Benigni
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Birthdate: October 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manciano, Italy

Italian actor, comedian, screenwriter and director Roberto Benigni is noted for his comedic-work, which includes writing, directing and starring in the Italian comedy-drama film Life Is Beautiful, which won him an Academy Award for Best International Feature Film and Best Actor, the first for a non-English speaking male performance. Other notable films of Benigni include The Little Devil and Johnny Stecchino.

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Mahmood
(Singer-songwriter)
Mahmood
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Birthdate: September 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
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Yves Montand
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Birthdate: October 13, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Monsummano Terme, Italy
Died: November 9, 1991
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Adriano Celentano
(Italian Musician, Singer, Composer, Actor, and Filmmaker)
Adriano Celentano
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Birthdate: January 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Greco, Milan, Italy

Hailed as one of the pillars of Italian music, Adriano Celentano is a celebrated singer-songwriter, whose numerous songs and albums have gained both commercial as well as critical success. Also credited with introducing rock n roll to Italy, he has been dubbed as the flexible one for his powerful dancing. A successful actor, he has appeared in around forty films.

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Renata Tebaldi
(Italian Lirico-Spinto Soprano)
Renata Tebaldi
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Birthdate: February 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pesaro, Italy
Died: December 19, 2004
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Carla Bruni
(Singer, Supermodel & Spouse of the ex-French President 'Nicolas Sarkozy')
Carla Bruni
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Birthdate: December 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Turin, Italy

Carla Bruni is an Italian-French fashion model and singer-songwriter. She gained international recognition after marrying the then president of France Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008. Also known for her political activities, philanthropy, and charity work, Bruni established the Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Foundation in 2009; the foundation helps promote access to knowledge for all. She also supports organizations, such as PETA.

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Eros Ramazzotti
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Eros Ramazzotti
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Birthdate: October 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Eros Ramazzotti ruled the Italian and Spanish pop-rock scene in the 1980s. He soared to international fame with Tutte storie and earned collaborations with artists such as Ricky Martin and Tina Turner. He once revealed the only support he got from his family was a guitar his father bought him.

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Franco Corelli
(Italian Tenor)
Franco Corelli
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Birthdate: April 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ancona, Italy
Died: October 29, 2003
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Violante Placido
(Actress most famous for her roles in films like the comic book adaptation Ghost Rider and its sequel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance)
Violante Placido
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Birthdate: May 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Sabrina Salerno
(Pop Singer Best Known for Her 1987 Single ‘Boys (Summertime Love)')
Sabrina Salerno
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Birthdate: March 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy

Once likened to pop icon Samantha Fox, Sabrina Salerno was a pop diva from the 1980s. She began her career winning a beauty contest and then became a known face on Italian TV, with shows such as Premiatissima. She later soared to fame with tracks such as Sexy Girl and Boys.

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Beniamino Gigli
(Italian Opera Singer Who is Regarded as One of the Greatest Tenors of His Generation)
Beniamino Gigli
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Birthdate: March 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Recanati, Italy
Died: November 30, 1957
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Fedez
(Rapper, Record producer)
Fedez
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Birthdate: October 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milan

Although best known as a popular rapper, singer and songwriter, Fedez is also an influential social media personality and an ardent activist, working especially for the rights of weaker section. Beginning his musical career in 2006, he now has six studio albums to his credit, four of which have peaked at No.1 position on the Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana charts.

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Adelina Patti
(Italian Opera Singer)
Adelina Patti
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Birthdate: February 10, 1843
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: September 27, 1919
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Giuseppe Di Stefano
(Italian Operatic Tenor)
Giuseppe Di Stefano
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Birthdate: July 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Motta Sant'Anastasia, Italy
Died: March 3, 2008
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Mirella Freni
(Italian Operatic Soprano)
Mirella Freni
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Birthdate: February 27, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
Died: February 9, 2020
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Elettra Lamborghini
(Singer, Model)
Elettra Lamborghini
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Birthdate: May 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy

Elettra Lamborghini began her career with TV reality shows such as Gran Hermano VIP and Super Shore. She later soared to fame with her chart-busting track Pem Pem, which was viewed over 4 million times in its debut week. Her track Tócame from Twerking Queen featured Grammy Award-winning rapper Pitbull.

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Alida Valli
(Former Actress who appeared in more than 100 films in a 70-year career)
Alida Valli
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Birthdate: May 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pola, Italy
Died: April 22, 2006
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Raffaella Carra
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Birthdate: June 18, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: July 5, 2021

Raffaella Carra was an Italian singer, television presenter, dancer, and actress. She achieved immense popularity across Europe and Latin America during the peak of her illustrious career. An icon of women's liberation, Raffaella Carra supported the LGBT movement and was honored at the 2017 World Pride Madrid with the Gay Icon award.

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Cristina Scabbia
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Birthdate: June 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
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Albano Carrisi
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Birthdate: May 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cellino San Marco, Italy
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Zucchero
(Singer-songwriter)
Zucchero
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Birthdate: September 25, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Roncocesi, Italy
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Ezio Pinza
(Italian Opera Singer and Actor)
Ezio Pinza
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Birthdate: May 18, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: May 9, 1957
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Mina
(Singer)
Mina
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Birthdate: March 25, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Busto Arsizio, Italy
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Farinelli
(Italian Castrato Singer Who was One of the Greatest Singers in the History of Opera)
Farinelli
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Birthdate: January 24, 1705
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Andria, Italy
Died: September 16, 1782
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Miguel Bosé
(Musician, Actor)
Miguel Bosé
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Birthdate: April 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Panama City, Panama

Miguel Bosé is a Spanish pop new wave musician and actor who has been active in the entertainment industry for five decades. He studied acting, dancing, and singing and began his career as an actor. He eventually forayed into music as well. He is openly gay and is in a long-term relationship with sculptor Ignacio Palau. 

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Renata Scotto
(Italian Singer and Opera Director)
Renata Scotto
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Birthdate: February 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Savona, Italy
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Gloria Guida
(Actress, Model best known for starring in commedia erotica all'italiana, particularly the La liceale series, and also in erotic coming-of-age-drama films in the mid-1970s)
Gloria Guida
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Birthdate: November 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Meran, Italy
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Caterina Valente
(French-Italian Multilingual Singer and Guitarist)
Caterina Valente
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Birthdate: January 14, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France

Caterina Valente is an Italian-French guitarist, multilingual singer, actress, and dancer. Valente, who sings in 11 languages, has worked with artists around the world. She has worked with international stars like Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Rich, and Chet Baker. One of her songs titled Bongo cha cha cha was used in the 2019 American film Spider-Man: Far From Home.

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Toto Cutugno
(Singer-songwriter)
Toto Cutugno
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Birthdate: July 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fosdinovo, Italy
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Raphael
(Painter and Architect of the High Renaissance)
Raphael
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Birthdate: April 6, 1483
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Urbino, Italy
Died: April 6, 1520

Italian painter and architect Raphael, along with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, formed the great trio who ushered in the High Renaissance. He is mostly known for his frescoes of the Vatican Palace and The School of Athens. He also designed the Chigi Chapel, among other structures in Rome.

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Benny Benassi
(Club DJ, Disc jockey, Musician, Composer, Singer, Record producer)
Benny Benassi
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Birthdate: July 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milan
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Vasco Rossi
(Singer-songwriter)
Vasco Rossi
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Birthdate: February 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zocca, Italy
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Timi Yuro
(Singer-Songwriter)
Timi Yuro
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Birthdate: August 4, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 30, 2004
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Carlo Bergonzi
(Italian Operatic Tenor)
Carlo Bergonzi
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Birthdate: July 13, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Polesine Parmense, Italy
Died: July 25, 2014
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Raffaella Fico
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Birthdate: January 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cercola, Italy
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Madame
(Singer-Songwriter)
Madame
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Birthdate: January 16, 2002
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Creazzo, Italy
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Gigliola Cinquetti
(Singer-songwriter, Actress)
Gigliola Cinquetti
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Birthdate: December 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Verona, Italy

Gigliola Cinquetti is an Italian actress, singer, songwriter, and television presenter. After winning the Sanremo Music Festival at the age of 16, Cinquetti went on to represent her country in the Eurovision Song Contest 1964. She became the youngest winner when she gave Italy its first victory in the event. Cinquetti returned to the contest in 1974 and finished second. 

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Domenico Modugno
(Singer-songwriter)
Domenico Modugno
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Birthdate: January 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Polignano a Mare, Italy
Died: August 6, 1994
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Tiziano Ferro
(Singer-songwriter who broke through in 2001 with his international hit single "Perdono")
Tiziano Ferro
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Birthdate: February 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Latina, Italy
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Lucio Dalla
(Former singer-songwriter who is best known for his original composition)
Lucio Dalla
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Birthdate: March 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: March 1, 2012
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Anna Maria Alberghetti
(Actress, Soprano)
Anna Maria Alberghetti
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Birthdate: May 15, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pesaro, Italy