Dante DiPaolo

  • Born: (Frederick, Colorado, United States)
  • Died: (Los Angeles, California, United States) (age 87)

Dante Cesare DiPaolo was an American dancer and actor. Sometimes, he also appeared under the name of Dante De Paulo, Dante D' Paulo, and Dante Di Paola.

The son of an immigrant miner from Italy, DiPaolo started his career as a dancer when he was a child; he was nicknamed "the whirlwind of Colorado." At 13, he starred his first small film role. From 1948 to 1950 he played in various Broadway shows.

In the 1950s he worked as a dancer, mainly in Las Vegas, and married a showgirl. The couple moved to Europe and for several years lived in Rome, where DiPaolo continued acting in films.

By 1973, DiPaolo was divorced and became romantically involved with singer Rosemary Clooney, whom he met in Hollywood during the late '40s. The two married in November 1997 and the marriage lasted until the death of Clooney in 2002.

On September 4, 2013, DiPaolo died of pneumonia in Los Angeles at the age of 87.


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