Giacomo Rondinella

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

Giacomo Rondinella
Born(1923-08-30)30 August 1923
Died25 February 2015(2015-02-25) (aged 91)[1]

Life and career

Born in Messina, the son of a couple of Neapolitan actors and singers, Rondinella started his career as a singer after World War II, 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


  1. "Neapolitan crooner Giacomo Rondinella dies at age 91".
  2. Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: Gli artisti. Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402697.
  3. Eddy Anselmi. Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. ISBN 8863462291.
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