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 Carlo Campanini

Carlo Campanini

Birth
Turin, Città Metropolitana di Torino, Piemonte, Italy
Death 20 Nov 1984 (aged 78)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial San Giovanni Rotondo, Provincia di Foggia, Puglia, Italy
Memorial ID 81055780 · View Source
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He loved music and began his artistic career studying horn and singing. Then he worked in a theater in Turin for some time and when they went on tour in Argentina he followed them and stayed there for six months. Then he came to Italy again and was obliged to get another job, in a factory of springs, to earn a living. There he started to impersonate a friend of his, who worked in his same factory. This man stammered and this was the birth of one of his most used characters. In 1928 he was hired as a tenor in the comic variery company called "Achille Maresca". In the early thirties he worked in some "operette", at first with the group of Isa Bluette and Nuto Navarrini, then with the one of Vivienne D'Ayrs. There he met Carlo Dapporto: together, they dubbed Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's movies. Then he worked in a lot of movies. Among them there is "Dora Nelson", which was the first one, in 1939. Then "La donna è mobile", "La vispa Teresa", "Il ratto delle sabine", "I due orfanelli", "I pompieri di Viggiù", "Le miserie del signor Travet", "Il bandito". In 1950 he met Walter Chiari and they worked together for many years, giving life to two characters, the first about the "Rege" brothers, with Chiari's famous sentence, "Vieni avanti, cretino!" and the second about the "Sarchiapone", a wild animal that Carlo said he had in a cage in his train compartment. Obviously, it was a lie just to be alone in the compartment and have more room for himself. In the seventies, when he was thinking about retirement, he was asked to work in the "Teatro Stabile" in Turin. He accepted and worked there for a decade. In 1981 he decided to retire definitively, as he felt he was growing older and older. He also appeared in television dramas in 1959, such as "Il romanzo di un maestro". In the sixties Carlo devoted himself to the management of a theater company in Piedmont, until his final retirement, in 1981.


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  • Created by: Kirsty
  • Added: 26 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81055780
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carlo Campanini (5 Oct 1906–20 Nov 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81055780, citing Cimitero di San Giovanni Rotondo, San Giovanni Rotondo, Provincia di Foggia, Puglia, Italy ; Maintained by Kirsty (contributor 47187485) .