Achille Togliani

  • Born: (Pomponesco, Mantua, Lombardy, Italy)
  • Died: (Rome, Lazio, Italy) age 71

Achille Togliani with his deep and velvety voice he was a "backbone" of the Italian song of the 50s.

After attempting the path of cinema, he took part in some revue, between which in 1947 Febbre azzurra by Macario: here he was noticed by the master Angelini who wanted him in his staff of "singers on the radio", where he entered in 1950. He also appeared in some photo novels, thanks to his movie star aspect; among his youthful flames there was also Sophia Loren (who at the time was called Sofia Lazzaro).

In 1951 his popularity increased thanks to the Sanremo Song Contest, which opened just that year. He returned to Sanremo 6 more times, until 1961. In 1954 with the song Suonno d'ammore he won the Naples Festival.

His appearances are also frequent on the big screen, both in musical films and in brilliant roles interpreted in many films of the fifties and sixties.

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