Pietro Garinei

  • Born: (Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy)
  • Died: (Rome, Lazio, Italy)

Pietro Garinei was an Italian playwright, dramatist. Also journalist became famous for his long artistic partnership with Sandro Giovannini inventing the Italian comedy. Among the most successful works Enrico 61, Rugantino, Rinaldo in Campo, Hallelujah Brava Gente, Ciao Rudy, this last one with great Marcello Mastroianni, but the most famous is Aggiungi un Posto a Tavola, a musical with a religious theme played by Johnny Dorelli and Daniela Goggi. The "duo" also had the idea of Canzonissima the TV program from which derives the majority of TV variety of the last 50 years in Italy. Very often the brother Enzo Garinei, actor & dubber, was protagonist of their musicals..

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