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Caterina Valente

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Caterina Valente (b. January 14, 1931, Paris, France) was created into an Italian circus family members. Her mom was a clown and her dad was an accordion participant; as a kid she worked within the circus aswell. She performed in European countries as a vocalist for quite some time, but her profession as an internationally known vocalist started in 1953 when she became a member of Kurt Edelhagen’s music group in Germany. She was quickly authorized to Polydor and produced her documenting debut for the label exactly the same yr. Her 1st big strikes came immediately after that. Two tracks compiled by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona charted in European countries and eventually Britain as well as the U.S. “Malagueña” was her 1st big hit, accompanied by “Andalucia,” which, when re-released within an British edition as “The Air flow and I,” became a high Ten strike in both U.K. as well as the U.S. By this time around, Valente had turn into a really multilingual artist, carrying out her cabaret work and issuing recordings in six dialects: French, German, Italian, British, Spanish, and Swedish. Through the ’50s and ’60s she notched strikes in the graphs of several countries, including Italy (“Right up until,” “Personalita,” “Nessuno al Mondo”), Germany (“Ganza Paris Träumt von der Liebe,” “Wo Meine Sonne Scheint,” “Steig in das Traumboot der Liebe”), and France (“Bimbombey,” “39 Fievere,” “Saitôn-Jamais”). Her edition of “La Golondrina” made an appearance on one from the first charity albums, 1963’s All Celebrity Festival. The arises from that recording went to help refugees. Within the middle-’70s, Valente wedded her musical movie director, United kingdom jazz pianist Roy Budd, even though relationship was short-lived. She continuing recording in to the middle-’80s, issuing Caterina 86, a documenting made out of the Count number Basie Orchestra.

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Date Of Birth January 14, 1931
Profession Actor, Singer, Entertainer, Guitarist, Dancer
Nationality Italian, German
Spouse Roy Budd
Children Eric van Aro, Alexander Budd
Parents Maria Valente, Giuseppe Valente
Siblings Silvio Francesco
Awards Bambi - Honorary Prize of the Jury, Echo Award for Lifetime Achievement Award
Music Groups Club Honolulu
Music Songs The Breeze And I, Wo meine Sonne scheint, Spiel noch einmal für mich, Habanero, Tipitipitipso, Malaguena, Ganz Paris traeumt von der Liebe, Quando, quando, Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Honolulu-Strand-Bikini, Steig in das Traumboot der Liebe, Musik liegt in der Luft, Tonight We Love, Dich werd' ich nie vergessen, Full Moon and Empty Arms, Komm Ein Bisschen Mit Nach Italien, Tschau, tschau, Bambina, Personalita, Ich wär so gern bei dir, Bonjour Kathrin, Einen Ring mit zwei blutroten Steinen, Bravo Caterina, Poinciana, Stranger in Paradise, Nessuno Al Mondo, Melodia d'amore, Fiesta Cubana, Es war in Portugal im Mai, Ein Schiff Wird Kommen, Wo die Musikanten sind, Sait-on jamais, Ich hätt' getanzt heut Nacht, Madison in Mexico, Wenn es Nacht wird in Paris
Albums A Toast To The Girls, Caterina Latin Album, Strictly USA, Caterina Valente - Sing, Baby sing, Plenty Valente, Caterina Valente com Edmundo Ros, Caterina Valente in New York (feat. Sy Oliver and His Orchestra), Cosmopolitan Lady, Caterina Cherie, So bin ich zu dir (Originale), Fiesta Cubana, A Briglio Sciolta, Swingtime, Caterina Valente & Orchester Kurt Edelhagen, Super Caterina, Viva Caterina, Caterina Valente Vol. 3, Malaguena, Caterina Valente no. 2 (Mono Version), Autumn Leaves, Caterina Show: Rarity Music Pop, Vol. 222, Toi seul (Mono Version), Die Schlager der 50er, Volume 6 (1957 - 1959), Le cœur de Paris (Mono Version), Si je ne pouvais plus t'aimer / Un de ces jours (Mono Version), Greates Hits, Greatest Hits, Silky Style, Caterina Valente Live at the Olympia Paris, Mes frères / Toi, toi, Roméo (Mono Version) [feat. Jo Boyer et son orchestre], Casa da Lolo, Extravagancias, The Deluxe Collection: Caterina Valente, Muy!!!! Latina, Pardon Madame, Caterina Valente - Personnalità : Rarity Music Pop, Vol. 88, Gold (Mono version) [feat. Werner Müller Un Sein Orchester], Caterina Valente à Paris (Mono version), All My Succes - Caterina Valente, Caterina Valente Vol. 4, Olé Catarina (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1957), Caterina Valente Greatest Hits, Caterina: Ray Music Pop, Vol. 221, Caterina Valente Luiz Bonfá (Original Bossa Nova Album Plus Bonus Tracks), Ole Caterina, Ich Lass Dich Niemals Mehr Allein, Peppermint twist, Prouve moi que tu m'aimes / Tu fais danser mon cœur (Mono Version), Au rendez-vous de Madrid (Mono Version), Caterina Valente: 82 Masterpieces, Alone Together
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Movies Here I Am, Here I Stay, Das einfache Mädchen, Bonjour Kathrin, They Were So Young
TV Shows The Entertainers


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1 Euro Premio 1964/1965
2 The O Globo in Brazil
3 Fame Award 1965 in the USA as best female singer on TV
4 Cross of merit 1968 and Grand Cross of merit 1985 in Germany
5 Goldene Kamera 1966 in Germany
6 Officer of Artistic Education 1972 in France
7 3 Bambi Awards in Germany for Life time achievement
8 Platin Romy in Austria 1998 Life time achievement.
9 Premio Gabardi 2004 Life time achievement in Italy
10 Received an Echo Award for her lifetime achievements in 2002.
11 Her top ten hits in Germany include "Ganz Paris träumt von der Liebe" (german version of Cole Porters 'I love Paris' and 'Wo meine Sonne scheint' (german version of 'Island in the sun' Top ten hits in Italy include 'Till', 'Personalità', 'Nessuno al mondo', 'Metà di me' Top ten hits in France include '39 de fievre' (French version of 'fever'), 'Bim Bom Bey' received French record academy award as best recording, 'Sait on jamais'.
12 Performed with many international superstars such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman. She was a frequent guest on TV shows in the 1960s and 1970s, especially on The Dean Martin Show (1965).
13 She is an Italian by birth, and has also a German passport through her marriage to her first husband Erik van Aro. She is considered a true world citizen and a polyglot speaking 6 languages fluently and having recorded and released more than 1350 songs in 12 different languages.
14 Daughter of Giuseppe Valente, a well-known accordion player, and Maria Valente, a musical clown.
15 Sister of actor/musician 'Pietro Valente' and Mother of singer 'Eric van Aro'.
16 Became one of the first European female singers to ever perform a rock and roll song in a movie when she sang a duet with Bill Haley in Hier bin ich - hier bleib' ich (1959).
17 Younger sister of the late Silvio Francesco. They made many records together, and he was a frequent guest and musical director in her stage as well as TV-shows.
18 She enjoyed an international hit in 1955 with the song "The Breeze and I".


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wann wird denn das gesendet? 1998 TV Movie
Der Unschuldsengel 1992 TV Movie Davina
Hotel Paradies 1990 TV Series Rosita Kroll
8 x 1 in Noten 1979 TV Series
Tittertime 1975 TV Movie
Schneewittchen und die sieben Gaukler 1962 Dr. Anita Rossi
Wir machen Musik 1960 TV Movie
Du bist wunderbar 1959 Caterina
Hier bin ich - hier bleib' ich 1959 Caterine
...und abends in die Scala 1958 Caterina Duval
Casino de Paris 1957 Catherine Miller
Das einfache Mädchen 1957 Caterina Bastiani
Du bist Musik 1956 Marina Rosario
Bonjour Kathrin 1956 Kathrin
Liebe, Tanz und 1000 Schlager 1955 Caterina
Sie können sich sehen lassen 1955 TV Movie Singer
Ball im Savoy 1955 Caterina
They Were So Young 1954 Tanzt & singt auf der (Palacio do Oro)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hier ist ein Mensch: Peter Alexander 2016 TV Movie documentary performer: "Sing, Baby, sing" uncredited, "Silvesterparty"
Im Labyrinth des Schweigens 2014 performer: "Tipitipitipso", "Baio Bongo"
Elle s'en va 2013 performer: "Bongo Cha Cha Cha"
The Reader 2008 performer: "Musik liegt in der Luft"
Tohuwabohu 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Back to the USSR - takaisin Ryssiin 1992 performer: "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-dot Bikini"
Klimbim 1975 TV Series performer - 1 episode
De Fred Haché Show 1972 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Dean Martin Show 1970 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Danny Kaye Show 1965-1966 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
The Garry Moore Show 1964 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hier bin ich - hier bleib' ich 1959 performer: "Vive la Rock and Roll"
Casino de Paris 1957 performer: "Square Séverine", "La chanson de Piccolino", "Paris c'est toi", "Melodia d'amore", "Sainte Catherine", "El negro zumbón", "Rendezvous", "Où es-tu ma joie"
Liebe, Tanz und 1000 Schlager 1955 performer: "Sing, Baby, sing", "Die Bimbam-Bimban-Bina", "Eventuell, eventuell", "Casanova"
They Were So Young 1954 performer: "Das sind die Nächte in Rio", "Ich muss bei Deinen Küssen immer weinen"
Die große Starparade 1954 performer: "Schnurri-burri-bum"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ma petite folie 1954 playback singer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eika Katappa 1969 singer: voice - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Die Mendt - Portrait eines Multitalents 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Les enfants de l'Olympia 1997 TV Movie Herself
Danke, einfach danke 1995 TV Movie Herself - Singer
Wetten, dass..? 1985-1993 TV Series Herself
Die Mike Krüger Show 1991 TV Series Herself (Guest)
Die schnelle Gerdi 1989 TV Series Herself
Showgeschichten 1987 TV Series Herself
Kinder - wie die Zeit vergeht: 40 Jahre RIAS 1986 TV Movie Herself
Bravo, Catrin 1986 TV Movie Herself
Bernd Weikl 1985 TV Movie documentary Herself
Dalli Dalli 1984 TV Series Herself - Singer
Verstehen Sie Spaß? 1984 TV Series Herself
ZDF Hitparade 1978-1984 TV Series
25 Jahre Wiener Stadthalle 1983 TV Movie Herself - Singer
Mit Musik geht alles besser 1982 TV Movie Herself
Secombe with Music 1982 TV Series Herself
Goldene Europa 1981 TV Series documentary Herself - Co-Host
So wird's nie wieder sein 1980 TV Movie Herself - Singer
Peter Frankenfeld 1980 TV Movie documentary Herself / Narrator
Jetzt geht die Party richtig los 1978 TV Movie Singer
Seaside Special 1978 TV Series Herself
Auf los geht's los 1977 TV Series Singer / Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1976-1977 TV Series Herself - Vocalist
Das ist Ihr Leben 1976 TV Series Herself
Musik ist Trumpf 1975-1976 TV Series Singer / Herself - Singer
Saturday Night at the Mill 1976 TV Series Herself
Rendezvous mit Caterina Valente 1976 TV Series Herself - Host
The International Pop Proms 1976 TV Series Herself - Performer
Samedi est 1976 TV Series Herself
The David Nixon Show 1975 TV Series Herself - Guest
Numéro 1 1975 TV Series Herself
Schnick-Schnack 1975 TV Series Herself
Top 1972-1974 TV Series Herself / Herself - Host
Samedi soir 1972 TV Series Herself
Saturday Variety 1972 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1964-1972 TV Series Herself
Die Ivan-Rebroff-Show 1972 TV Series Herself
The Dean Martin Show 1966-1972 TV Series Herself
Guten Abend, Nachbarn 1971 TV Series Herself - Musician
The David Frost Show 1971 TV Series Herself
Rolf Harris Show 1971 TV Series Herself - Singer
Peter Alexander präsentiert Spezialitäten 1971 TV Series Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1970-1971 TV Series Herself - Singer
This Is Tom Jones 1970 TV Series documentary Herself
The Royal Variety Performance 1970 1970 TV Movie Herself
Show-Report 1970 TV Series documentary Herself
Die Drehscheibe 1970 TV Series Herself
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show 1970 TV Series Herself
Wünsch dir was 1970 TV Series Singer
Frost on Sunday 1968-1970 TV Series Herself - Guest Star / Herself
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour 1970 TV Series Herself-Guest
The Joey Bishop Show 1969 TV Series Herself
Festival der Stars 1969 TV Movie Herself - Singer
Einer wird gewinnen 1969 TV Series Herself
Caterina from Heidelberg 1969 TV Movie Herself - Host
Stars in der Manege 1969 TV Series documentary Herself
Der goldene Schuß 1968 TV Series
Uit met Jan Theys 1968 TV Movie Herself - Singer
Musik aus Studio B 1963-1968 TV Series Herself - Musician
Die Caterina-Valente-Show 1966-1968 TV Series Herself - Hostess
Es funkeln die Sterne - Zu Gast bei Caterina Valente 1966 TV Movie Herself - Host
The Danny Kaye Show 1965-1966 TV Series Herself
The Kraft Summer Music Hall 1966 TV Series Herself - Guest
Caterina Valente International 1965 TV Movie Herself - Host / Singer
The Hollywood Palace 1964-1965 TV Series Herself - Singer / Herself - Hostess
Girl Talk 1965 TV Series Herself
Schaffe, schaffe, Häusle baue 1965 TV Movie Herself - Singer
ABC's Nightlife 1965 TV Series Herself
The Entertainers 1964-1965 TV Series Herself / Herself - Host
Bon soir, Kathrin! 1957-1964 TV Series Herself - Host-Singer
The Garry Moore Show 1964 TV Series Herself
The Bing Crosby Show 1963 TV Series Herself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1961-1963 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Guest Star / Herself
Das wird morgen vorbei sein 1961 TV Movie Herself - Singer
Aikamme huiput 1960 TV Series Herself - Singer
The Revlon Revue 1960 TV Series Herself
Cinépanorama 1957 TV Series documentary Herself
The Walter Winchell Show 1956 TV Series Herself
Musikparade 1956 Herself at Berliner Filmfestspielen 1956
The Saturday Show 1955 TV Series Herself
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1955 TV Series Herself - Singer
Jazz - gehört und gesehen 1955 TV Series Herself
Die große Starparade 1954 Herself (as Catherina Valente)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hier ist ein Mensch: Peter Alexander 2016 TV Movie documentary Caterina
Austropop-Legenden 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
Sing! Inge, Sing! 2011 Documentary Herself
Ein Abend für... 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
Grock: King of Clowns 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Strangers in the Night: The Bert Kaempfert Story 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Musik aus Studio B 1969 TV Series Singer

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 Honorary Bambi Bambi Awards
1998 Platin Romy Romy Gala, Austria
1995 Honorary Bambi Bambi Awards Lifetime Achievement
1966 Golden Camera Golden Camera, Germany Entertainment


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