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Encyclopedia > Caterina Valente
The two faces of Caterina Valente: lady and tomboy. This single, a cha-cha-cha entitled "Ich weiß ja alles von dir" ("Love Is With Me Tonight") from the movie Du bist wunderbar, was published in 1959.

Caterina Valente (born January 14, 1931 in Paris) is an Italian-born singer, dancer, and actress. She comes from an Italian artist family; her father Giuseppe was a well-known accordion player, her mother, Maria Valente, a musical clown. She had three siblings, of whom Silvio Francesco was also active in show business. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2012x1905, 811 KB)Ich weiß ja alles von dir, sung by Caterina Valente accompanied by Werner Müller & The Rias-Tanzorchester, published by Decca Records in 1959. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2012x1905, 811 KB)Ich weiß ja alles von dir, sung by Caterina Valente accompanied by Werner Müller & The Rias-Tanzorchester, published by Decca Records in 1959. ... A tomboy is a girl who behaves according to the gender role of a boy. ... For the dance, see Cha-cha-cha (dance). ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... This article is about the instrument as a whole. ... Clowns Clowns are stereotypically characterized by their colored afro wigs, stylistic makeup, outlandish costumes, and unusually large footwear. ...

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Life and career

In 1952 she married juggler Erik van Aro (Gerd Eric Horst Scholz). He recognized her talent and accompanied her in her initial years of worldwide success, although they later divorced. In 1953, she made her first recordings with Kurt Edelhagen. Soon afterwards she achieved great success with songs like "Malagueña", "The Breeze and I", and "Dreh dich nicht um" with the Werner Müller orchestra. In 1955 she was featured on the "Colgate Comedy Hour" with Gordon MacRae. In the mid-1960s, Caterina worked with the legendary Claus Ogerman and recorded material in both Italian and English that he arranged/conducted and/or composed on the Decca[1] and London[2] labels. Between 1966 and 1972 she was a frequent guest on the Dean Martin Show. In 1972, she married the British pianist Roy Budd; they had a son, Alexander, but they divorced in 1979. 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Juggling can refer to all forms of artful or skillful object manipulation. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Malagueña is a song by Ernesto Lecuona. ... The Breeze and I is a popular song. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Colgate Comedy Hour was an American musical variety television show that ran on the NBC network from November 1950 to December 1955. ... Albert Gordon MacRae (born 12 March 1921 in East Orange, New Jersey, – died 24 January 1986 in Lincoln, Nebraska) was an American actor and singer, best known for his appearances in musical films of the 1950s. ... Claus Ogerman (born April 29, 1930) is a German musical arranger/ orchestrator, conductor, and composer, perhaps best known for his work with Antonio Carlos Jobim. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Roy Frederick Budd (14 March 1947, Mitcham, Surrey – 7 August 1993, London) was a British jazz musician and film composer. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ...


In Germany she was a major performer of Schlager music. There she recorded Cole Porter's "I love Paris" i.e. "Ganz Paris träumt von der Liebe", which sold more than 500,000 copies in (1954.) Schlager (German Schlager, literally something that hits or, more loosely translated, a hit) is a style of popular music that is prevalent in northern Europe, in particular Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Latvia and Lithuania, but also to a lesser extent in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Over the years, she has recorded or performed with many international stars, including Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Woody Herman, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Buddy Rich, Sy Oliver, Claus Ogerman, and Chet Baker. 1959 she was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category "female singers" This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Ella Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella and the First Lady of Song, is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. ... Woodrow Charles Herman (May 16, 1913 – October 29, 1987), better known as Woody Herman, was an American jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. ... Tommy Dorsey, in a publicity shot for The Big Apple Tommy Dorsey (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956) was an American jazz trombonist and bandleader in the Big Band era. ... Bernard Buddy Rich (September 30, 1917 Brooklyn, New York – April 2, 1987) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Claus Ogerman (born April 29, 1930) is a German musical arranger/ orchestrator, conductor, and composer, perhaps best known for his work with Antonio Carlos Jobim. ... The Chet Baker Monument in Amsterdam Chesney Henry Chet Baker Jr. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 2001, she released a new album Girltalk with harpist Catherine Michel. She is also the mother of singer Eric van Aro, Jr. 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Other information and film career

Valente is a true world citizen and a polyglot, having sung in twelve different languages. After her first musical successes, she acted in the movie Mannequins for Rio (1954) and has performed in fourteen additional films. She also plays the guitar. Polyglot has several meanings: Look up Polyglot on Wiktionary, the free dictionary The property of speaking multiple languages A polyglot is a person that can speak many languages A polyglot is a book that contains the same text in more than one language, usually a bible such as the first...


Awards (not complete)

  • 1961 Bravo Otto Bravo Category „Female singers“ Gold (also 1960, 1962 and 1963 in Silver)
  • 1964 "Europremio" European TV Award, Venice,Italy
  • 1965 „O Globo“ (Brazil) best foreign singer of Latin American music
  • 1965 "FAME Award" American TV Award, USA
  • 1968 Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse "1st class cross of merit" Germany
  • 1972 "Officier de l'êducation artistique" Officer of artistic education, Paris, France
  • 1986 „Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz der Bundesrepublik Deutschland“ Great cross of merit, Germany
  • 1966 Goldene Kamera Germany
  • 1990 Bambi Germany
  • 1991 Goldene Europa „Lifetime-Award“ in Saarbrücken, Germany
  • 1995 Bambi „Lifetime-Award“ Germany
  • 1998 Platin Romy Lifetime Award, Austria
  • 2002 Echo „Lifetime-Award“ Germany
  • 2004 "Premio GABARDI" Lifetime Milano, Italy
  • 2005 Bambi Honorary-Bambi Germany

The Verleihung der Goldenen Kamera (en: Presentation of the Golden Camera) or simply Goldene Kamera, is an annual German television award, awarded by the television magazine HÖRZU. The award is the Lilli-Palmer-und-Curd-Jürgens-Gedächtniskamera (en: Lilli-Palmer-and-Curd-Jürgens-Memorialcamera) and a... ECHO is a German music award granted every year by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie (an association of recording companies). ... This article is about the 1942 Walt Disney film. ...

Album Discography (not complete)

The United States of America (US)

  • The Hi-Fi Nightingale, 1956
  • Olé Caterina, 1957, (Decca DL-8436)
  • Plenty Valente!, 1957, (Decca DL 8440)
  • A Toast To the Girls, (Decca DL 8755)
  • Schlagerparade, (Decca DL 8852)
  • More Schlagerparade, (Decca DL 4035)
  • À La Carte - Caterina Valente Sings In French, (Decca DL 4050)
  • Arriba!, 1959
  • The Greatest... in Any Language!, (Decca DL 4052)
  • Golden Favorites, (Decca DL-4504)
  • Rendezvous with Caterina, (Decca)
  • Love, 1972. (London Phase 4), Stereo

The Hi-Fi Nightingale is an album from Caterina Valente. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arriba! is an album from Caterina Valente, featuring Silvio Francesco, released in the US, 1959. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Golden Favorites is an album from Caterina Valente. ... Rendezvous with Caterina is an album from Caterina Valente. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... South Of The Border is an album from Caterina Valente. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Caterina Valentes Greatest Hits is an album from Caterina Valente. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Songs Ive Sung on the Perry Como Show is an album from Caterina Valente. ... I Happen To Like New York is an album from Caterina Valente. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...

Brazil

  • Serenata d'Amore
  • A Poliglota da CanÇão
  • Caterina - A Cosmopolita, Polydor 46065
  • Caterina Valente com Edmundo Ros

Serenata dAmore is an album from Caterina Valente with Silvio Francesco and Kurt Edelhagen and His Orchestra, released in Brazil in the 1950s. ... A Poliglota da CanÇão is an album from Caterina Valente, released in Brazil. ...

Peru

  • Caterina Cherie, Polydor 46310

Argentina

  • Una Cita Con Caterina Valente (A Date With Caterina Valente), Polydor 24011, 10 inch LP
  • Olé, Caterina!, (Polydor 25019)
  • Un Brindis para las Muchachas, (Polydor 25048)
  • Bueno... Clásico... y Popular! (Classics with a Chaser), (RCA Victor LPM-2119)
  • Classics with a Chaser, (RCA Victor LPM-2119)

Colombia

  • Cosmopolitan Lady, (Polydor 46065)
  • A Toast To The Girls, (Polydor 46074)

United Kingdom (UK)

  • Caterina Valente & Edmundo Ros: Nothing But Aces, Decca 4157
  • Great Continental Hits, Decca LK 4508
  • Valente In Swingtime, 1963. Decca SKL 4537
  • I Happen To Like New York, Decca LK 4630
  • Caterina Valente's Greatest Hits, 1965
  • The World of Caterina Valente, 1971. Decca SPA 192

1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Caterina Valentes Greatest Hits is an album from Caterina Valente. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ...

Australia

  • I Happen To Like New York, World Record Club S/4384, 196?
  • Great Continental Hits, World Record Club, 196?
  • The Best of Caterina Valente, SUMMIT Karussell SRA 250-548 (on the cover)/2430 032 (on the label)

Germany

  • Plenty Valente!, 1957. Polydor LPHM 43.037
  • A Date With Caterina Valente, Polydor 45 517
  • Olé Caterina!, Polydor 46 029 LPHM
  • Weltschlager mit Caterina Valente, 1959. Polydor Sonderauflage Bertelsmann J 53503, 10 inch LP
  • Ihre großen Erfolge
  • Konzert für Frack und Petticoat - Classics with a Chaser, RCA LSP-2119
  • Super-Fonics, RCA LSP-2241
  • Caterina Valente & Edmundo Ros: Latein Amerikanische Rhythmen, DECCA BLK 16184-P
  • Caterina on Tour, Decca BLK 16213-P
  • Caterina Valente & Silvio Francesco: Deutsche Evergreens, Decca SLK 16 189 P
  • Pariser Chic, Pariser Charme, Decca SLK 16266 P
  • I Happen To Like New York, Decca SLK 16 290
  • Wenn es Nacht wird in den Städten, 1965. Decca SLK 16 345
  • Portrait in Music, Decca SLK 16 420-P
  • Happy Caterina, Decca SLK 16485-P
  • Die großen Erfolge (Decca ND 103, Stereo)
  • Schlager, Lieder & Chansons, Decca ND 182
  • Schlager, Lieder & Chansons 2, Decca ND 557
  • Caterina Valente & Edmundo Ros: Olé Mambo, 1969. Decca 79 505
  • Caterina Valente & Edmundo Ros: Latin together, Decca SLK 16849-P
  • Ich wär' so gern bei Dir, Decca 6.22003
  • The Best Of Caterina Valente, Polydor 184047
  • Tanz mit Catrin, HÖR ZU TELDEC HZT 514
  • Ganz Paris träumt von der Liebe - Caterina Valente singt ihre Welterfolge, 1970.
  • Bonjour Kathrin, 1965
  • Bonjour Kathrin, Karussell 635 106

1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Long Playing (LP), either 10 or 12-inch diameter, 33 rpm (actually 33⅓) vinyl gramophone records, first introduced in 1948, were the primary release format for recorded music for about 30 years, from the late 1950s until CDs effectively replaced them in the late 1980s. ... Ihre großen Erfolge is an album from Caterina Valente. ... I Happen To Like New York is an album from Caterina Valente. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Portrait in Music is an album from Caterina Valente. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... The Best Of Caterina Valente is an album from Caterina Valente. ... Ganz Paris träumt von der Liebe - Caterina Valente singt ihre Welterfolge is an album from Caterina Valente. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Bonjour Kathrin - Caterina Valente präsentiert ihre größten Erfolge is an album from Caterina Valente. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...

Japan

Cosmopolitan Lady is a, 10 inch, album from Caterina Valente. ... Caterina Latin Album is an album from Caterina Valente. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... De Luxe Latin Album is an album from Caterina Valente. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...

South Africa

Latein Amerikanische Rhythmen is an album from Caterina Valente. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...

External links

  • All Music Guide Entry
  • official Caterina Valente Web Site
  • Discography
  • German Single and EP covers
  • Caterina Valente at the IMDb
  • Short film from Google Video

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In 1983 Caterina decided to cut down on the extensive travelling in order to spend more time at home with her family, and henceforth limited her apperances to the European continent.
On January the 14th 2006 Caterina will be celebrating her 75th birthday and to the dismay of major European TV-stations and the print media, she has expressed the whish to keep this occasion absolutely private!
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