|Born||5 October 1906|
|Died||20 November 1984 (aged 78)|
Carlo Campanini (5 October 1906 – 20 November 1984), was an Italian actor, singer and comedian. He appeared in 128 films between 1939 and 1969.
Born in Turin, Campanini attended a technical school and a course of singing, then he started his career at nineteen entering the company of prose Casaleggio, with whom he toured six months in Argentina. In the following years Campanini was cast as singer-comedian and even as a tenor in a number of revue and operetta companies. In 1936 he became the leading actor in the company of Vivienne D'Arys, in which he successfully teamed with Carlo Dapporto. He made his film debut in 1939, in Lo vedi come sei... lo vedi come sei? alongside Macario, then he soon became a very usual presence in comedy films, in roles of sidekick or as a character actor. In 1945 he had his only film leading role, in the critically appreciated Mario Soldati's drama Le miserie del signor Travet. Since 1950, starting from the comedy play Sogno di un Walter, he became the usual sidekick of Walter Chiari on stage, TV and films.