American actress and jazz singer who’s known on her behalf role as Carmela Corleone in the favorite films, The Godfather as well as the Godfather Component II in 1972 and 1974, respectively. She gained a scholarship towards the Metropolitan College of Music when she began singing at age group 16 and was authorized to an archive deal after carrying out in Greenwich Town at a nightclub in 1953. The final film she starred in before her pension is at A Brooklyn Mind-set in 1987. She was wedded to jazz trumpet participant Tony Fruscella for nine years, plus they had a child collectively. After their divorce, she was wedded to jazz trombonist Willie Dennis from 1961 to 1965. She was close friends with musician Charlie Parker.