Domenico Modugno

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by Domenico Modugno

Biography

9 January 1928, Polignano a Mare, Italy, d. 6 August 1994, Lampeduso. Modugno disappointed his father, a civic dignitary, by rejecting higher education to seek a career as a film actor in Rome. However, although he passed an entrance examination to drama college, National Service postponed entry for two years. Among the parts he gained on graduation was that of a balladeer in 1955’s Il Mantello Rosso. More conspicuous than expected in this role, he was contracted by both national radio and... Read more

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italian
50s
singer-songwriter
oldies
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