FELICIA Montealegre was an outstanding theater and television actress in her heyday.
However, she became more popular after she tied the knot with veteran composer Leonard Bernstein.
Who was Leonard Bernstein’s wife Felicia Montealegre?
Felicia Montealegre was born on March 3, 1922 in San José, Costa Rica.
Felicia was a stage and television actress who appeared in several television dramas, such as the 1949 CBS teleplay based on Somerset Maugham’s On the Bondage of Man, in which she played Mildred.
In addition, she appeared in a 1950 dramatization of A Doll’s House at Kraft Television Theatre.
Felicia also starred in the 1976 Broadway play The Poor Assassin.
Leonard Bernstein married Felicia Montealegre in 1951.
They were married from 1951 until she passed away in 1978.
The couple had three children – Nina Maria Felicia Bernstein, Jamie Bernstein and Alexander Bernstein.
Who was Leonard Bernstein, Felicia Montealegre’s husband?
Leonard Bernstein was born August 25, 1918 in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
However, he passed away on October 14, 1990 in New York, New York.
Before his death, Leonard Bernstein was known as a veteran composer, conductor, writer, music educator and humanist.
He was a versatile composer who wrote in many genres such as symphonic and orchestral music, opera, choral works, film and theater music.
The Broadway musical West Side Story is known as one of his best-known works to date.
In addition, he has three symphonies to his name – the Chichester Psalms, a Serenade based on Plato’s “Symposium”, the original score for the film “On the Waterfront”.
He also staged several theatrical works such as “In the City”, “Wonderful City”, “Candide” and his MASS.
As a result of his outstanding work, he has received several awards such as nine Grammy Awards, one Tony Award, and a gold medal from the Royal Philharmonic Society.
Is there a movie about the life of Leonard Bernstein?
The Netflix film Maestro is about the life of Leonard Bernstein.
Veteran actor Bradley Cooper will play the role of Leonard Bernstein in the film.
In addition, Carey Mulligan will play Bernstein’s wife Felicia Montealegre in the film.
The film is slated for release in 2023.
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