Raimondo Vianello

  • Born: (Rome, Lazio, Italy)
  • Died: (Milan, Lombardy, Italy) age 87

Raimondo Vianello was an Italian actor, TV presenter and screenwriter.

During his career, which began in the late 1940s, he worked extensively for cinema as a comic actor and screenwriter, before becoming a television host of well-known varieties, first on Rai (Un due tre, Tante scuse) and later on Mediaset (Attenti a noi due), and then try their hand at conducting TV quizzes (Zig Zag) and sports programs (Pressing).

He is therefore considered one of the founding fathers of television in Italy, together with Mike Bongiorno and Corrado.
Particularly prolific were the artistic partnerships first with Ugo Tognazzi, with whom in the fifties he made several films and conducted the variety Un due tre, and later with his wife Sandra Mondaini, with whom from the sixties onwards he made many variety and various films, in addition to the sitcom Casa Vianello, which aired for about twenty years.

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