Giacomo Rondinella

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Giacomo Rondinella
Giacomo Rondinella.JPG
Born (1923-08-30)30 August 1923
Messina
Died 25 February 2015(2015-02-25) (aged 91)[1]
Fonte Nuova
Occupation singer/actor

Giacomo Rondinella (born 30 August 1923 - 25 February 2015) was an Italian singer and actor.

Life and career[edit]

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.[2][3] 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.[2][3] A real-life friend of Totò and Eduardo De Filippo,[3] Rondinella also had a prolific career as a stage and film actor, with a peak in the first half of the 1950s.[2] His younger brother Luciano also had a career of actor and singer.[2][3]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neapolitan crooner Giacomo Rondinella dies at age 91". ANSA.it. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b c d Eddy Anselmi. Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. ISBN 8863462291. 

External links[edit]