'The Godfather' Starlet And Renowned Jazz Singer, Morgana King Dies At 87

Morgana King, Famous The Godfather Actress Pa s ses Away At 87

  • Morgana King, actress, and the jazz singer died at 87.
  • The actress died in Palm Spring, California on March 22 but her death news was announced on Tuesday, 14th August.
  • The songstress had been battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of cancer for over a year, reported The Riverside Country coroner's office.
  • Besides being a famous actress, King was also a Jazz singer, served the music industry for over 50 years.

Actress and singer Morgana King, best known as Marlon Brando's wife Carmela Corleone in 1972 movie The Godfather, has died.

King's death news was broke on Tuesday, 14th August, but she died on March 22, 2018, in Palm Spring, California at the age of 87, the Washington Post reported.

The Riverside Country coroner's office confirmed her death to the Washington Post saying the songstress had been battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of cancer.

Besides her acting career, King was a jazz singer, who performed in several nightclubs for over five decades. She had also recorded 20 albums and A Taste of Honey of 1964 was her biggest single hit. Though her work in the music industry didn't bring her into the mainstream, she kept on releasing new albums. King once said,

I am a rebel. I am not a commercial artist. If I don't believe, I won't do it. I don't believe in superstardom, publicity stunts and plugging records....The only thing I believe in is music. I won't forfeit anything for that.

Morgana King was married twice. She married a trumpet player Tony Fruscella while she was only 17 and remained in a relationship for nine years before getting divorced. The couple had a daughter together who died in 2008.

Her second husband was a trombonist Willia Dennis with whom she tied the knot in 1961. But unfortunately, Dennis pa s sed in 1965 and after that, King spent a single life focusing on her singing and acting career.


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