30 August 1923|
|Died||25 February 2015
Giacomo Rondinella (born 30 August 1923 - 25 February 2015) was an Italian singer and actor.
Life and career
Born in Messina, the son of a couple of Neapolitan actors and singers, Rondinella started his career as a singer after WWII, following failed attempts to pursue a military career and a career as a boxer. He first emerged as the winner of a contest for "New Voices" organized by Radio Napoli, and in a short time he became one of the stars of Canzone Napoletana. A real-life friend of Totò and Eduardo De Filippo, Rondinella also had a prolific career as a stage and film actor, with a peak in the first half of the 1950s. His younger brother Luciano also had a career of actor and singer.
- "Neapolitan crooner Giacomo Rondinella dies at age 91". ANSA.it.
- Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: Gli artisti. Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402697.
- Eddy Anselmi. Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. ISBN 8863462291.