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Morgana King (June 4, 1930 – March 22, 2018) was an American jazz singer and actress.[1][2][3] Her best known role was that of Carmela Corleone in The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather Part II (1974).[4][5]

King was born in Pleasantville, New York.[6] She was raised in New York City. King died, aged 87, of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Palm Springs, California, on March 22, 2018.[7]


  1. Liner notes by Joel Dorn – Morgana King album The Complete Reprise Recordings (2000).
  2. Liner notes by Ed Osborne – Morgana King re-issue album It's A Quite Thing (2006).
  3. Beverly Kenny Sings For Johnny Smith. Toshiba EMI Japan 1955 song "Moe's Blues", track listing 11.
  4. Nichols, Peter M. The New York Times Guide to the Best 1000 Movies Ever Made (2004), p. 390;

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    ISBN 0-312-32611-4
  5. Maltin, Leonard Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie Guide (2008), p. 530;

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    ISBN 0-452-28978-5
  6. "Bitter Sweet". Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  7. "Morgana King, jazz singer who played Brando’s wife in ‘The Godfather,’ dies at 87", by Matt Schudell, The Washington Post

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