Mary Costa is a retired American female singer and opera actress. Her most notable film merit was the voice of Princess Aurora in Disney's 1959 animated Forest Princess, for which she was named Disney Legend in 1999. Costa is a soprano. She received the National Art Medal in 2020
|Born||April 5, 1930, Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Los Angeles Conservatory of Music|
|Occupation||Opera singer, actress|
|Years active||1942–2000 (acting)|
|Notable work||Voice of Aurora in Disney's Sleeping Beauty (1959)|
|Awards||Disney Legend (1999)|
|IMDb||Mary Costa's IMDb|
Opera singer and actress best known to most audiences as the voice of Princess Aurora in Disney's 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation in 1989.
She sang in Sunday schools starting at the age of six; after studying at the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music, she started working for Disney and then worked a gala concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
She sang in forty-four operas total, including Leonard Bernstein's Candide and RCA's La boheme.
She was born an only child in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was married to Frank Tashlin from 1953 until 1966.
- Alumni of Glendale High School (Glendale, California)
- Musician from Knoxville, Tennessee
- Recipient of the United States National Medal of the Arts
- Member of the Tennessee Democratic Party
- Opera Sopranos of America
Latest information about Mary Costa updated on June 14 2021.