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Lily Pons (Alice Joséphine Pons) was born on 12 April, 1898 in Draguignan, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France, is a Soundtrack, Actress. Discover Lily Pons's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of Lily Pons networth?

Popular As Alice Joséphine Pons
Occupation soundtrack,actress
Age 78 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born 12 April 1898
Birthday 12 April
Birthplace Draguignan, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Date of death 13 February, 1976
Died Place Dallas, Texas, USA
Nationality France

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Lily Pons Height, Weight & Measurements

At 78 years old, Lily Pons height is 5' (1.52 m) .

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Height 5' (1.52 m)
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Who Is Lily Pons's Husband?

Her husband is Andre Kostelanetz (2 June 1938 - 1958) ( divorced), August Mesritz (1923 - 1933) ( divorced)

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Husband Andre Kostelanetz (2 June 1938 - 1958) ( divorced), August Mesritz (1923 - 1933) ( divorced)
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Lily Pons Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2021-2022. So, how much is Lily Pons worth at the age of 78 years old? Lily Pons’s income source is mostly from being a successful Soundtrack. She is from France. We have estimated Lily Pons's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2022 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2022 Under Review
Net Worth in 2021 Pending
Salary in 2021 Under Review
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Source of Income Soundtrack

Lily Pons Social Network




Pictured on one of a set of four 32¢ US commemorative postage stamps in the Legends of American Music series, issued 10 September 1997, celebrating opera singers. Other singers honored in this issue are Rosa Ponselle, Lawrence Tibbett, and Richard Tucker.


Her last public appearance was at a Promenade concert, of the New York Philharmonic, with famed ex-husband Andre Kostelanetz conducting, in May of 1972.


"Lily took her final opera curtain hall as Lucia di Lammermoor opposite young, rising Plácido Domingo's Edgardo in 1962.


Although the couple divorced in 1958, they continued a professional relationship, appearing together from time to time. Unlike film, radio was a different matter and Lily remained an enduring favorite. In addition, she entertained troops once again, this time during WWII, touring battlefields in North Africa and Asia.


In the 1950's, she made several singing/speaking appearances on TV variety shows, including "The Bob Hope Show," "The Ed Sullivan Show," "The Colgate Comedy Show," "The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show," "All-Star Revue," "The Eddie Fisher Show" and "Kraft Music Hall. " She would also be featured on "Person to Person" with Edward R. Murrow and honored on "This Is Your Life.


Lily would be seen once more, in a special guest cameo, with the dramatic musical Carnegie Hall (1947) in which she sang the "The Bell Song" from her signature opera "Lakme. " Other classical vocalist cameos included Ezio Pinza, Jan Peerce and Risë Stevens.


In 1938, Lily married Russian-American conductor Andre Kostelanetz and a beautiful collaboration began. For over three decades, they would appear together in concert. During this time, she became one of the highest paid performers in history and recorded for RCA Records.


After filming her trio of romantic musical comedies -- I Dream Too Much (1935) opposite Henry Fonda; That Girl from Paris (1936) co-starring Jack Oakie and MacDonald's husband Gene Raymond; and Hitting a New High (1937) with Oakie again and John Howard -- she quietly retired from the screen.


She debuted at the Met in 1931 and was instantly revered for her critically-lauded performance as "Lucia de Lammermoor. " She exuded beauty, charm, range and glamour, making her one of the most popular prima donnas of her time. Specializing in French and Italian coloratura parts, she later became a durable figure at the Met, remaining with the company for nearly three decades. She was the first soprano who could reach the high "F", composer Delibes wrote in his opera "Lakme. " "The Bell Song" from the aforementioned opera, became her signature piece. Though she possessed a rather small voice, it is rightly stated that Pons could hold a high "D" for nearly a minute. Lily's international success eventually crossed over into Hollywood movies where plush operettas were all the rage. Pons would star in three vehicle films, the least number compared to her warbling rivals at the time, Jeanette MacDonald, Gladys Swarthout and Grace Moore.


Pons made her professional debut in the difficult title role of "Lakme" in 1928. She continued to sing at Paris opera houses, building up her repertoire with roles as Gilda in "Rigoletto," Violetta in "La Traviata," Olympia in "The Tales of Hoffmann," and Rosina in "The Barber of Seville" would be included in her repertoire.


In 1925, Lili's singing skills began to eclipse her piano talents. Encouraged by soprano Dyna Beumer, she also met and later married August Mesritz, a successful publisher, who agreed to fund her singing career. Studying in Paris, she took up intently with opera singer and entrepreneur Alberto de Gorostiaga and French soprano Alice Zeppilli. Ms.


At the onset of World War I in 1914, which interrupted her education, Lili moved to Cannes with her mother and younger sister where she played piano and sang for French troops at special events.


Of Italian and French ancestry, famed operatic soprano Lily Pons was born Alice Josephine Pons near Cannes, France in 1898. She studied the piano as a child and entered the Paris Conservatoire at age 13.