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Zadora, Pia

Born: 1954 AD
Currently alive, at 61 years of age.
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