Pia Zadora Biography (1956-)

Born May 4, 1956, in New York City; daughter of Alphonse Schipani (a violinist) and Nina Zadora (a theatrical wardrobe supervisor); married Meshulam Riklis; children: Kady, Christopher. Addresses: Agent--International Creative Management, 8899 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. Publicist--Solters,Roskin, Friedman, Inc., 5455 Wilshire Blvd. #2200, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Birth Details
May 4, 1956
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
  • Penny (understudy), The Garden of Sweets, ANTA Theater, New York City, 1961.
  • Child, We Take the Town, Shubert Theater, New Haven, CT, then Shubert Theater, Philadelphia, PA, 1962.
  • Bielke, Fiddler on the Roof, Imperial Theater, New York City, 1964.
  • Gil (understudy), Henry, Sweet Henry, Palace Theater, 1967.
  • Ruby, Dames at Sea, Bouwerie Lane Theater, New York City, then Theatre DeLys, New York City, 1968-69.
  • Pia, Applause, U.S. cities, 1972-73.
  • Fanny, Funny Girl, Long Beach Civic Light Opera's Terrace Theatre, Long Beach, CA, 1991.
  • Also appeared in The Mary Show and Heidi.
  • Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
  • Girmar, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, Embassy, 1964.
  • Kady, Butterfly, Analysis, 1982.
  • Jerilee, The Lonely Lady, Universal, 1983.
  • Beatnik Girl, Hairspray, New Line, 1988.
  • Dee Dee, Voyage of the Rock Aliens, Inter Planetary Curb, 1988.
  • Troop Beverly Hills, Columbia, 1989.
  • Also appeared as Bobbie Warren in Fake-Out, 1982.
  • Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; MOVIES
  • Pajama Tops, Showtime, 1983.
  • Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme, Disney Channel, 1990.
  • Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SPECIALS
  • Circus of the Stars, CBS, 1983.
  • Born America: A March of Dimes Television Event, syndicated, 1986.
  • Fame, Fortune, and Romance, ABC, 1986.
  • Las Vegas: An All-Star Seventy-Fifth Anniversary, ABC, 1987.
  • Our Kids and the Best of Everything, ABC, 1987.
  • Sixty-First Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1987.
  • The Second Annual Star-Spangled Celebration, ABC, 1988.
  • Candid Camera on Wheels, CBS, 1989.
  • The Ice Capades Fiftieth Anniversary Special, ABC, 1990.
  • Twenty-Fifth Anniversary MDA-Jerry Lewis (Labor Day) Telethon, syndicated, 1990.
  • Night of 100 Stars III, NBC, 1990.
  • Also appeared in a set of five specials for French television.
  • (With London Philharmonic Orchestra) Pia and Phil, CBS, 1986.
  • (With London Philharmonic Orchestra) I Am What I Am, CBS Associated, 1986.
  • Also released the recordings Pia, Curb/Elektra, and Pia Z.,CBS Associated.

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