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Morgana King

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Birth name Maria Grazia Morgana Messina
Nationality USA
Birth 4 june 1930 (93 years)

Morgana King (born June 4, 1930) is an American jazz singer and actress. Her best-known role was that of Carmela Corleone in The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather Part II (1974).


De parents siciliens (province de Catania) et portugais, Morgana King voit le jour près de New York, où elle devint une grande voix du jazz dès la fin des années 1950.

À la suite du succès relatif de son album A Taste of Honey en 1964, Morgana King donne de mémorables concerts en Italie et au Brésil mais la chanteuse trentenaire envisage déjà de changer de carrière.

En effet, si son amour de la musique est indéniable, son talent reconnu et sa discographie riche de plus de trente albums, Morgana King n'envisage pas de consacrer sa vie à la musique. En 1969, elle s'installe en Californie avec l'ambition de faire carrière dans le cinéma. Trois ans plus tard, elle obtient un rôle dans Le Parrain, elle y joue l'épouse de Don Vito Corleone, alors joué par Marlon Brando, du nom de Carmella Corleone, et apparaîtra aussi dans le second volet de la trilogie.

Éloignée de l'industrie du disque, à l'instar de nombreux artistes de jazz, par les majors durant les années 1970, Morgana King signe sur un label d'une compagnie de disque indépendante du nom de Muse et revient aux sources du jazz, auxquelles son père l'avait initiée durant son enfance.

Que ce soit en tant que chanteuse de jazz ou en tant qu'actrice de cinéma, Morgana King est considérée comme une grande artiste qui n'a pas toujours connu le succès qu'elle méritait.

Best films

The Godfather Part II (1974)

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Filmography of Morgana King (4 films)

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Nunzio (1978)
, 1h25
Origin USA
Actors David Proval, Morgana King, Joe Spinell, Tovah Feldshuh, William Hickey, Larry Joshua
Roles Mrs. Sabatino
Rating69% 3.468153.468153.468153.468153.46815
Nunzio Sabatino (David Proval) is a grown man with the demeanor of a young child. He lives at home with his doting mother (Morgana King) and has a job as a bicycle delivery man for Angelo (Joe Spinell), the neighborhood grocer, which Angelo provides as a favor for Nunzio's brother Jamesie (James Andronica). Nunzio is fixated on elements of superhero stories; he wears sweatshirts that he has emblazoned with a shield and a capital "N" in the style of Superman's shield, along with a cape, and often walks and jumps across his neighborhood's rooftops, stopping short of actually trying to fly. Younger children enjoy his company, particularly Georgie (Glenn Scarpelli), whom he suggests will one day have to take his place as neighborhood do-gooder. However, he is also constantly bullied by a gang of youths, led by JoJo (Vincent Russo), who enjoy ridiculing his dress and taking advantage of his diminished faculties.
The Godfather Part II, 3h22
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Mob film, Crime
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, La précarité, Gangster films, L'émigration
Actors Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Talia Shire, Morgana King
Roles Carmela Corleone
Rating86% 4.3186854.3186854.3186854.3186854.318685
In 1901, Corleone, Sicily, nine-year-old Vito Andolini’s family is killed after his father insults local Mafia chieftain Don Ciccio. He escapes to New York and is registered as "Vito Corleone" on Ellis Island.
The Godfather, 2h55
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Tommy Wiseau
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Mob film, Crime
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, La précarité, Gangster films, Films about marriage
Actors Marlon Brando, Megan Fox, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall
Roles Carmela Corleone, Vito's wife and mother of Sonny, Fredo, Michael, and Connie, and adoptive mother to Tom Hagen.
Rating87% 4.3756354.3756354.3756354.3756354.375635
On the occasion of his daughter Connie's wedding, Vito Corleone hears requests in his role as the Godfather, the Don of a New York crime family. Vito's youngest son, Michael, wearing a Marine Corps uniform, introduces his girlfriend, Kay Adams, to his family at the reception. Johnny Fontane, a famous singer and godson to Vito, seeks his help in securing a movie role; Vito dispatches his consigliere, Tom Hagen, to Los Angeles to talk the abrasive studio head, Jack Woltz, into giving Johnny the part. Woltz is unmoved until he wakes up in bed with the severed head of his prized stallion.