Mario Lanza married his mistress Betty Lanza in 1945 and had four children with her. It was almost love at first sight when he met her through her brother.
On April 13, 1945, shortly after Mario received his discharge from the army, the couple were legally married. They were remarried on July 15, 1945 in a Catholic church. They were blessed to have Colleen, Ellisa, Damon and Marc as their four children.
Betty returned to Los Angeles with the children after Mario’s death. She moved in with him about five months after Mario’s accidental death from a drug overdose.
Ellisa’s children were raised by their grandparents after their parents’ early deaths. But her siblings also met the same end as their parents. Colleen, one of her four children, later became a screenwriter and died in a car accident in 1997. Ellisa is the sole survivor of Mario’s two sons, Marc and Damon, who died of heart attacks in 1991 and 2008, respectively.
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