Famous operatic bass and Broadway musical performer who received a Tony Award for his portrayal of "Emil de Becque" in the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical South Pacific.
He studied singing at Bologna's Conservatorio Martini. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1926.
He earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He was born in Rome, Italy to Cesare Pinza and Clelia Bulgarelli.
He appeared with Florence Henderson in Fanny, a 1954 Broadway musical.