Gigi e Andrea

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Gigi Sammarchi (Bologna, 2 November 1949) and Andrea Roncato (San Lazzaro di Savena, 7 March 1947) are an Italian former comedy duo who worked on stage, films and television as Gigi e Andrea.

Life and career[edit]

The couple started performing together in small theaters, cabarets and hostelries in Bologna in the second half of the 1970s.[1][2] They became first known in 1978 thanks to the Rai 1 variety show Io e la befana.[3]

In the 1980s, the couple starred and co-starred several comedy films which were usually badly received by critics but of commercial success.[1][4] The same period, their presence on the small screen also became more intense, especially on Fininvest variety shows and television films.[1][3]

In the 1990s, having reached a more than respectable success, the couple split in order to pursue solo projects.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: Gli artisti. Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402697. 
  2. ^ Felice Cappa, Piero Gelli, Marco Mattarozzi. Dizionario dello spettacolo del '900. Baldini & Castoldi, 1998. ISBN 8880892959. 
  3. ^ a b c Aldo Grasso, Massimo Scaglioni, Enciclopedia della Televisione, Garzanti, Milano, 1996 – 2003. ISBN 881150466X.
  4. ^ Marco Giusti (1999). Dizionario dei film italiani stracult. Sperling & Kupfer. ISBN 8820029197. 

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