26 January 1912|
|Died||1 September 1960
Mario Riva (26 January 1912 – 1 September 1960) was an Italian presenter and actor. He appeared in 51 films between 1941 and 1960.
He became first known as presenter of the stage show Clan (1942). 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). He also appeared on several films, usually in supporting roles.
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.
- Adam and Eve (1949)
- I cadetti di Guascogna (1950)
- Vendetta... sarda (1951)
- Il padrone del vapore (1951)
- Arrivano i nostri (1951)
- My Heart Sings (1951)
- Accidents to the Taxes!! (1951)
- I giorni più belli (1956)
- Toto, Peppino and the Fanatics (1958)
- Ladro lui, ladra lei (1958)
- Il Vigile (1960)
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