Alighiero Noschese

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Alighiero Noschese
Alighiero Noschese 1962 Mondadori.jpg
Noschese in 1962
Born (1932-11-25)25 November 1932
Naples, Italy
Died 3 December 1979(1979-12-03) (aged 47)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Actor

Alighiero Noschese (Italian pronunciation: [aliˈɡjɛːro noˈskeːze; -eːse]; 25 November 1932 – 3 December 1979) was an Italian TV impersonator and actor.

Life and career[edit]

Noschese was born in Naples. After an unsuccessful attempt to work as journalist, he debuted for Italian radio as imitator and parodist.[1] After some theatre appearances under Garinei e Giovannini, he became popular with the TV show Doppia coppia (1969), where, for the first time in Italian then wholly state-controlled television, an actor was allowed to imitate politicians.[1]

Noschese became popular for his outstanding capability to imitate not only voice of characters, but also their physical features and attitudes.[1] In an interview just before his death, Noschese listed a total of 1,156 voices he had imitated in his career.

On 3 December 1979, at the top of his career, Noschese shot himself while under care for clinical depression in Rome.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Aldo Grasso, Massimo Scaglioni. Enciclopedia della Televisione. Garzanti, Milano, 1996 – 2003. ISBN 881150466X.
  2. ^ Criscuoli, Lucia (18 May 2006). "Lo "strano" suicidio di Alighiero Noschese" (in Italian). Retrieved 23 May 2009. 

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