Dante DiPaolo

Dante Cesare DiPaolo (February 18, 1926 – September 4, 2013) was an American dancer and actor. Sometimes, he also appeared under the name of Dante De Paulo, Dante D' Paulo, and Dante Di Paola.

Dante DiPaolo
Dante Cesare DiPaolo

(1926-02-18)February 18, 1926
DiedSeptember 4, 2013(2013-09-04) (aged 87)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesDante De Paulo, Dante D' Paulo, Dante Di Paola
OccupationActor, dancer
Rosemary Clooney
(m. 1997; died 2002)


The son of an immigrant miner from Italy, DiPaolo started his career as a dancer when he was a child; he was nicknamed "the whirlwind of Colorado." At 13, he starred opposite Bing Crosby in The Star Maker, his first small film role; in 1946 he starred with Judy Garland in Ziegfeld Follies. From 1948 to 1950 he played in various Broadway shows.

In the 1950s he worked as a dancer, mainly in Las Vegas, and married a showgirl. The couple moved to Europe and for several years lived in Rome, where DiPaolo continued acting in films.

By 1973, DiPaolo was divorced and became romantically involved with singer Rosemary Clooney, whom he met in Hollywood during the late '40s. The two married in November 1997[1] and the marriage lasted until the death of Clooney in 2002.[2]

On September 4, 2013, DiPaolo died of pneumonia in Los Angeles at the age of 87.[3][4]

Selected filmography


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