Carlo Campanini

Carlo Campanini (5 October 1906 20 November 1984), was an Italian actor, singer and comedian. He appeared in 128 films between 1939 and 1969.[1]

Carlo Campanini
Born(1906-10-05)5 October 1906
Turin, Italy
Died20 November 1984(1984-11-20) (aged 78)
Rome, Italy
Years active1939-1969

Life and career

Born in Turin, Campanini attended a technical school and a course of singing,[2] then he started his career at nineteen entering the company of prose Casaleggio, with whom he toured six months in Argentina.[3] In the following years Campanini was cast as singer-comedian and even as a tenor in a number of revue and operetta companies.[2][3] In 1936 he became the leading actor in the company of Vivienne D'Arys, in which he successfully teamed with Carlo Dapporto.[2][3] He made his film debut in 1939, in Lo vedi come sei... lo vedi come sei? alongside Macario, then he soon became a very usual presence in comedy films, in roles of sidekick or as a character actor.[2][3] In 1945 he had his only film leading role, in the critically appreciated Mario Soldati's drama Le miserie del signor Travet.[2] Since 1950, starting from the comedy play Sogno di un Walter, he became the usual sidekick of Walter Chiari on stage, TV and films.[2][3]

Selected filmography


  1. "Carlo Campanini". MyMovies. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  2. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano. Gli attori. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402131.
  3. Felice Cappa; Piero Gelli; Marco Mattarozzi. Dizionario dello spettacolo del '900. Dalai editore, 1998. ISBN 8880892959.
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