Odoardo Spadaro

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Spadaro in 1958

Odoardo Eugenio Giano Spadaro (16 January 1893 - 26 June 1965) was an Italian singer-songwriter and actor.


Spadaro was born in the quartiere of Santo Spirito in Florence, from Gustavo Spadaro and Mary Marchesini. He debuted on stage at seventeen years old and, taken the road of variety as a chansonnier, a fantasist and an imitator, he became an international celebrity by replacing Maurice Chevalier at the Folies-Bergère.[1] In 1927 he was protagonist alongside Viviane Romance and Jean Gabin of a very successful variety show at the Moulin Rouge.[1] Spadaro was also the author of many successful songs - best known of these being probably "Porta un bacione a Firenze" - and actor in several films, usually in supporting roles.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Gianni Canova. Enciclopedia del cinema. Garzanti, 2009. ISBN 881150516-X.