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"King Creole" was directed by Michael Curtiz, who also directed "Casablanca" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy."

Mario Lanza Actor Mario Lanza was an American tenor, actor, and Hollywood movie star of the late 1940s and the 1950s. The son of Italian immigrants, he began studying to be a professional singer at the age of 16. He was born Alfred Arnold Cocozza.