Enrico Caruso

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Birthday
25, 1873
Birthplace
Naples, Italy
Death Date
Aug 2, 1921 (48)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
25, 1873
Birthplace
Naples, Italy
Death Date
Aug 2, 1921 (48)

About

Italian operatic tenor who released 290 recordings from 1902 to 1920. He was the recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously in 1987.

Before Fame

He was apprenticed to a mechanical engineer but showed no interest.

Trivia

His recording of "Vesti la giubba" was the first sound recording to sell a million copies.

Family Life

He married Dorothy Caruso on August 20, 1918 and had two children with her.

Associated With

He visited the United States where he met and received an autographed picture of President Theodore Roosevelt.