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Maria Callas

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Birthday
2, 1923
Birthplace
New York City, NY
DEATH DATE
Sep 16, 1977 (53)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
2, 1923
Birthplace
New York City, NY
DEATH DATE
Sep 16, 1977 (53)

About

Italian operatic soprano who was posthumously awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. She was near-sightedness that left her nearly blind onstage.

Before Fame

In 1926 at the age of four she was christened at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. She hated to sing because of her mother's insistence that she do so.

Trivia

She recorded many operas, including Bellini's Macbeth. Her musical talents led to her being known as "La Divina" (The Divined One).

Family Life

She married Giovanni Battista Meneghini on April 21, 1949 and they were divorced in 1959.

Associated With

She had a love affair with Aristotle Onassis, which continued while he was married to Jackie Kennedy.