Zadora, Pia

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Born: May 04, 1954? AD
Currently alive.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses


 

1954 - Pia Schipani also known Pia Zadora was Born on the 4th of May in Hoboken, New Jersey

1961 - Broadway debut as Cleo June in "Midgie Purvis", starring Tallulah Bankhead; play closed after 21 performances

1961 - Was an understudy in short-lived Broadway play, "The Garden of Sweets", starring Katina Paxinou

1962 - Appeared in "We Take the Town", a musical version of "Viva Villa" starring Robert Preston; show closed out of town

1964 - Pia's first film work was in 1964 in Santa Claus Conquers The Martians. She replaced Linda Ross as Bielke, Tevye's youngest daughter, in Broadway production of "Fiddler on the Roof"

1967 - Appeared in the chorus as a student and also understudied a lead for "Henry, Sweet Henry", a musical version of the film, "The World of Henry Orient"

1968 - Replaced Bernadette Peters in the cast of the off-Broadway musical "Dames at Sea"

1981 - First starring role in a film, as Kady in "Butterfly", produced by Meshulam Riklis

1983 - Hit the top 40 on the pop music charts with single, "The Clapping Song", which peaked at #36; also performed song in the feature film, "The Lonely Lady"

1983 - Played leading role of Babette Latouche in the Showtime cable TV comedy special, "Pajama Tops"

1985 - Pia, Riklis, and Kady are involved in a 3-car crash in August in Malibu, CA, which leaves her road manager with multiple injuries. Pia and her family are unhurt.

1995 - Returned to Broadway stage in musical "Crazy for You"

1996 - "Retired" from show business to concentrate on raising her family

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