Giacomo Rondinella

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Giacomo Rondinella (born 30 August 1923 - 25 February 2015) was an Italian singer and actor. Born in Messina, the son of a couple of Neapolitan actors and singers, Rondinella started his career as a singer after WWII, following failed attempts to pursue a military career and a career as a boxer. He first emerged as the winner of a contest for "New Voices" organized by Radio Napoli, and in a short time he became one of the stars of Canzone Napoletana. A real-life friend of Totò and Eduardo De Filippo, Rondinella also had a prolific career as a stage and film actor, with a peak in the first half of the 1950s. His younger brother Luciano also had a career of actor and singer.