|Birth: ||May 7, 1922|
|Death: ||Apr. 15, 2010|
Actor,Comedian,Television presenter.He was a well-known Italian television personality.His first famous partner on the small screen was Ugo Tognazzi with whom, starting from 1954, he hosted the satyrical show Un due tre; the show was halted in 1959 after the duo performed an ironical sketch about the then-president of the Republic, Giovanni Gronchi. Vianello then moved full-time to cinema, appearing in a total of 79 films between 1947 and 1968. In the 1970s he returned to RAI (the Italian state network, then the only one existing) with a series of Saturday shows which made him and Mondaini extremely popular as hosts and authors of sketches. During his TV career Vianello also hosted quiz shows, such as Zig Zag on RAI and Il gioco del 9 on Canale 5; he also hosted the 1998 edition of the Sanremo Music Festival and, from 1991 to 1999, Pressing, Mediaset's Sunday night sports talk show.His best-known and long-lasting TV programme, Casa Vianello, was a sit-com shot from 1988 to 2008 and broadcast by Mediaset channels Canale 5 and later moved to Rete 4, in which he and Mondaini performed as themselves.
He died at the San Raffaele Hospital on 15 April 2010 at the age of 87.
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Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano
Provincia di Roma
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Record added: Apr 16, 2010
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