|Birth: ||Jun. 26, 1911|
|Death: ||Oct. 1, 1989|
His father, Giuseppe, was a shoemaker, and his mother Caterina stayed at home to take care of his sister Gina and his brother Pasquale. In 1935 he left his hometown, Sanremo, hidden in the back of a truck that was carrying flowers, to reach Milan. After working as a lifeguard, tango singer, dancer, waiter and entertainer (even in a circus, in 1927) in night clubs he happened to work in a club called "Savioli" in Riccione when he impersonated Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy and it was a success. Vivienne d'Arys, who was there, wanted him to play with her as a variety actor. In 1935 he took part in a play titled "Sognamo insieme", with Wanda Osiris. He didn't have any rivals, except maybe Nino Taranto and Macario, who had more experience. He also dubbed Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's movies, together with Carlo Campanini, in 1935. He was a fine comedian and the king of the joke. He was also an actor and took part in 28 movies. Among them there is "Fortunella", "Polvere di stelle", and the last one, in 1986, "La famiglia", where his son had a part, too. For his role in this movie he was awarded the Italian "nastro d'argento". In 1947 he formed his own group, performing comedies and musicals. His two more important roles in his comedies were "Agostino" who spoke a Piedmontese dialect badly, being very funny and "Maliardo", who was the caricature of a man who was only looking for pleasure, who wore a tuxedo and had his eyes always turned to Monte Carlo. Carlo Dapporto worked with many important partners of that period, such as Sophia Loren, Walter Chiari, Nino Taranto, Ugo Tognazzi, Raimondo Vianello, and so on. In 1945 he became the father of his son Massimo. He is now a screenplayer too and works in the theater as well. Carlo Dapporto died in the hospital "Mater Dei" in Rome, where he had been hospitalized some days before.
Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano
Provincia di Roma
Created by: Kirsty
Record added: Nov 26, 2011
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