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July 18, 2019

40 Gorgeous Photos of Young Beautiful and Talented Anna Maria Alberghetti in the 1950s

Born 1936 in Pesaro, Marche, Italian-American operatic singer and actress Anna Maria Alberghetti was a child prodigy. She starred on Broadway and won a Tony Award in 1962 as Best Actress (Musical) for Carnival!

At age six, Alberghetti sang in a concert on the Isle of Rhodes with a 100-piece orchestra. She performed at Carnegie Hall in New York at the age of 13. At 15, she was introduced to American film audiences in Frank Capra's 1951 musical Here Comes the Groom, which starred Bing Crosby. At 16, she was Red Skelton's opening act during his Sahara Hotel engagement in Las Vegas.

Alberghetti appeared twice on the cover of Life magazine, and on The Ed Sullivan Show more than 50 times. She co-starred with Dean Martin in 1957's Ten Thousand Bedrooms and with Jerry Lewis in Cinderfella, appeared in 1955's The Last Command, and had the leading role in the western Duel at Apache Wells in 1957.

In 1959, the 22-year-old Alberghetti played the lead in "The Conchita Vasquez Story" of NBC's Wagon Train. She has toured in many theatrical productions and continues with her popular one-woman cabaret act. She had roles in a pair of 2001 films, The Whole Shebang and Friends & Family.

Alberghetti currently serves on the Artistic Advisory Board of Gulfshore Playhouse, Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre.

Take a look at these gorgeous photos to see the beauty of young Anna Maria Alberghetti in the 1950s.



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