Carlo Innocenzi

Carlo Innocenzi (29 April 1899 – 24 March 1962) was an Italian composer.

Carlo Innocenzi
Born(1899-04-29)29 April 1899
Died24 March 1962(1962-03-24) (aged 62)

Life and career

Born in Monteleone di Spoleto, Innocenzi is best known as a composer of musical scores for films; he composed over 150 film scores since 1933.[1] From 1958 till his death, he focused on peplum film scores.[2]

Innocenzi also composed several pop songs, and some of them were not only commercial hits but also became instant classics instant classic, notably "Mille lire al mese" and "Valeria ragazza poco seria".[1][2] He was married to Sonia Pearlwing, who under the name of Marcella Rivi was the author of the lyrics for several songs composed by him.[2]

Selected filmography


  1. Boco Fedora. Gli Umbri: 99 biografie di donne e uomini illustri dalla Latinità al Novecento. Perugia, 1999. ISBN 88-87364-21-4.
  2. Eddy Anselmi. Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. ISBN 8863462291.
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