My Tribute Page

to Lena Zavaroni

Lena Zavaroni was a Child Star who found fame

at the age of 10 years old when she won a

populare National Televison Talent Show called

'Opportunity Knocks' in 1973. She won first place

5 weeks running with her big, confident rendition

of 'Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me!' This was released as a single and reached No. 10 on the National Chart. An album soon followed that peaked at No. 5, making her, to this very day, the youngest perfomer ever to have a Top 10 Album inthe National Charts.

She went on to host her own TV series for 4 seasons between the ages of 15 and 18, retiring from showbusiness in 1984 due to ill health. She had a history of Anorexia Nervosa, and later, bouts of depression. She died on 1st October, 1999, following an operation on her brain to relieve her depression.

The word 'Tragic' is too often used to describe Lena. I prefer the word 'Talented' and this is my page dedicated to her in the hope of keeping her memory alive and bringing her talent to the attention of a new generation.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you, Miss Lena Zavaroni!  



Ma! He's Making Eyes at Me! 1974 (Lena was 10 years old)


Rock and Roll Waltz 1975 (Lena was 11 years old)


Going Nowhere 1981 (Lena was 17 years old)


Oh, My Papa 1975 (Lena was 11 years old)


River Deep Mountain High 1974 (Lena was 10 years old)


Photos of Lena! With special thanks to Deborah Al for sharing photos from


Lena MP3's


Lena on the Web!


My Tribute Song To Lena! The Brightest Star (The Ballad of a Child Star)





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