Mario Riva

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Mario Riva
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Born (1912-01-26)26 January 1912
Rome, Italy
Died 1 September 1960(1960-09-01) (aged 48)
Verona, Italy
Occupation Actor
Years active 1941-1960

Mario Riva (26 January 1912 – 1 September 1960) was an Italian presenter and actor. He appeared in 51 films between 1941 and 1960.

Born in Rome as Mario Bonavolontà, the son of a composer, Riva debuted at young age as a dubber and a radio actor.[1]

He became first known as presenter of the stage show Clan (1942).[1] After a long season of successes on stage (often in couple with Riccardo Billi) Riva reached the peak of his career with the RAI variety television Il musichiere (1957-1960).[1] He also appeared on several films, usually in supporting roles.[1]

While he was presenting from the Arena di Verona a special event linked to the TV program, the Secondo Festival del Musichiere, he inadvertently fell into a hole in the stage covered with a tarpaulin and died.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: Gli attori. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402697. 

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