Milly

  • Born: (Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy)
  • Died: (Nepi, Viterbo, Lazio, Italy) age 75

Milly, pseudonym of Carolina Mignone, was an Italian singer and actress. She was often credited as Milly Monti in the cinema, while in America she was known as Mili Monti.

He works as a showgirl with Isa Bluette, Odoardo Spadaro, Umberto Melnati and the brothers De Filippo, reciting also in operettas like Ottilia in the Italian premiere of Al cavallino bianco with his brother Toto Mignone at the Lyric Theater in Milan in 1931 and at the Teatro Reinach Parma in 1932.

After a period spent in America, after the war she returned successfully to the scene in Bertolt Brecht's L'opera da tre soldi, staged by the Piccolo Teatro in Milan under the direction of Giorgio Strehler, in which she proves to be a talented dramatic interpreter in the part of Jenny delle spelonche, paired with Tino Carraro (as Mackie Messer).

In 1962 she starred, together with Enzo Jannacci, Tino Carraro, Sandra Mantovani and Anna Nogara, in the Milanese poetry and music show Milanìn Milanon (later also published on disc), prepared by Roberto Leydi with the direction of Filippo Crivelli and the musical accompaniment by Maestro Roberto Negri.

In 1964 she recorded the song Autumn in Milan, written by Piero Ciampi, then inserted into the repertoire songs of the new exponents of the Italian songwriting (Enzo Jannacci, Fabrizio De André, Mario Pogliotti, Nanni Svampa, etc.).

Often guest on television, where she was called to interpret songs from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.

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