Carmella "Mama" Corleone (December 8, 1897 January 27, 1959) is a
fictional character in Mario Puzo's The Godfather. She is the wife of Don
Vito Corleone. 1914 - Vito & Carmella get married.
Though she figures somewhat prominently in the book (as a rather traditional
Italian immigrant woman with very broken English) who developes a close
relationship with Michael's wife Kay, she is nowhere given a name, and
receives one seemingly as an afterthought in the film's credits.
Mrs. Corleone is portrayed by Morgana King, who is better known as a singer,
and she is briefly given a chance to show some of her vocal skills in the
wedding reception scene of The Godfather Part I. She is given more
interesting lines of dialogue in The Godfather Part II, notably when she
confronts her daughter Connie about her acts early in the film, and when she
discusses family life with her son, Michael, who is becoming worried as he
realizes that his strong-hand Don methods are alienating him from the other
members of the family.