Enzo Stuarti Net Worth

Enzo Stuarti Net Worth is
$400,000

Enzo Stuarti Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Enzo Stuarti (born Lorenzo Scapone; March 3, 1919 - December 16, 2005) was an Italian American tenor and musical theater performer. After a performing on Broadway under the stage names Larry Laurence and Larry Stuart, he changed his name again and began a recording career in which he released several successful albums. He made regular stage and television appearances, and was featured in commercials for Ragú spaghetti sauce.

Date Of BirthMarch 3, 1919
Died2005-12-16
Place Of BirthRome, Lazio, Italy
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack
Star SignPisces
#Fact
1Enzo always loved cars - he was a semi-professional race car driver and in his early career, he was a test driver for Ferrari. One of his pet projects was the Stuarti Sonata built by Enzo in 1970 and 1971. It was powered by a 4-Liter Lamborghini V12 engine. It was built in a body shop owned by Enzo Stuarti located in New Jersey.
2A tribute album to the late tenor Mario Lanza, with whom Stuarti was sometimes compared. was repeatedly re-released on several different labels under various titles. In reality, where Mario Lanza was a genuine operatic artist, Enzo Stuarti was vocally most comfortable with the popular, semi-classical repertoire, supported with vocal amplification.
3Toward the end of 1954, he took the name "Enzo Stuarti" at the suggestion of Ed Sullivan, who thought he should have a more Italian-sounding name.
4Broadway credits included As the Girls Go, Two on the Aisle, Me and Juliet, and By the Beautiful Sea. During this time he was performing under the stage names "Larry Laurence" (sometimes spelled "Lawrence") and "Larry Stuart".
5In 1955, the tenor performed under the name Enzo Stuarti in the Marc Blitztein "folk opera" Reuben, Reuben.
6He made regular stage and television appearances, and was featured in commercials for Ragú spaghetti sauce.
7He played major venues in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York City, and Atlantic City. He also performed at events such as Italian-American festivals. In 1983, he performed at a Blessing ceremony of the Unification Church presided over by Sun Myung Moon and his wife Hak Ja Han.
8He began reworking his voice and focusing on a career as a semi-classical vocalist. His first big break came when Jubilee Records signed him in 1960. Stuarti's debut album, We're Not Strangers (JPL 1041) enjoyed moderate success, but it was a last-minute engagement at the Plaza Hotel's Persian Room that began to get the singer noticed.
9He studied for a time at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome.
10Stuarti married twice. In 1942 he married Esther Mesce, with whom he had two children. They divorced in 1972. He married Thelma Donohoo in 1975.
11He released over 30 recordings for several labels, including Jubilee, Epic, Columbia, Roulette, Diplomat, and Spin-O-Rama.
12His parents fled Italy for the United States when Benito Mussolini came to power, but he was left behind with an aunt who placed him in the Monte Cassino Abbey, where he was raised by monks. He joined his family in Newark, New Jersey in 1934, where he finished school and worked with his father, a baker by trade.
13He retired in 2004, and died on December 16, 2005, in Midland, Texas.
14During the 1960s and into the early 1970s, he was a frequent guest on televisions shows such as The Tonight Show and appeared in a series of commercials for Ragú spaghetti sauce, where his catchphrase was "That's A'Nice!".
15In 1940, Stuarti joined the United States Merchant Marine and was assigned aboard the Liberty ship SS Charles Pratt, a Panamanian-based tanker. On December 21, 1940, the ship was torpedoed by a German U-boat. He survived the attack and after his service in the Merchant Marine, he returned to Italy for voice training in order to pursue his ambition of singing professionally.
16In 1946, he was cast in the role of Passepartout in the Cole Porter/Orson Welles musical Around the World. The production was not considered a success though, closing after a run of just seventy-five performances.
17After performing on Broadway under the stage names Larry Laurence and Larry Stuart, he changed his name again and began a recording career in which he released several successful albums.
18Stuarti's first Broadway show was Hollywood Pinafore followed by Nellie Bly (1945).
19His second album, Enzo Stuarti at the Plaza (JLP 5022) followed by presenting the singer in an arranged promotional concert at Carnegie Hall, which was recorded and later released as a two-record set, Enzo Stuarti Arrives at Carnegie Hall (JGM2-5055). Well recorded and well produced, the album helped to establish Stuarti's standing as a vocalist and night club performer, and he considered the performance to be one of the high points of his career.
20While studying in Rome, he responded to an advertisement by Ferrari race cars for test drivers. He needed the income and applied, driving professionally for a brief period. He developed a passion for cars, eventually owning several hundred.
21Critical opinions of Stuarti's voice and music were mixed. A Washington Post writer called his voice "rich in bravura and overpowering in its fullness". Time described his voice as one of "cocktails-and-dancing dimensions," but said "he makes the most of it" with the help of electronic amplification. Other critics complained that he was overly loud, with one writer saying "he concentrated on volume to the exclusion of style".
22Classical singer and race car driver.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The DuPont Show of the Week1961TV SeriesGirard

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Danny Kaye Show1965TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mike Douglas Show1963-1980TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist / Himself / Himself - Tenor
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963-1975TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour1973TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1969-1971TV SeriesHimself
The Art Linkletter Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1967-1970TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Della1969TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Palace1967-1968TV SeriesHimself - Opera Tenor
The Pat Boone Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1956-1967TV SeriesHimself / Singer / Himself - Singer
Hippodrome1966TV SeriesHimself
The Danny Kaye Show1965TV SeriesHimself
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine1964TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1961TV SeriesHimself
The Arthur Murray Party1957-1958TV SeriesHimself

Known for movies

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