Johnny Dorelli
Johnny Dorelli is an Italian actor
An actor is a person who acts in a dramatic production and who works in film, television, theatre, or radio in that capacity...

, singer
Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of both tonality and rhythm. One who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music known as songs that can be sung either with or without accompaniment by musical instruments...

 and showman
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Born as Giorgio Guidi in Meda, he debuted as singer in the late 1950s for CGD
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 label. In 1958 he won the Sanremo Festival in duo with Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno was an Italian singer, songwriter, actor, and later in life, a member of the Italian Parliament. He is known for his 1958 international hit song "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu "...

, with the songs "Nel blu dipinto di blu
Volare (song)
"Nel blu dipinto di blu" , popularly known as "Volare" , is Domenico Modugno's signature song....

" (also known as "Volare") and "Piove (Ciao ciao bambina
Piove (Ciao, Ciao Bambina)
"Piove " is an Italian song written by Domenico Modugno and Eduardo Verde. It won first prize at the 1959 Sanremo Music Festival, where it was performed twice, once by Modugno and once by Johnny Dorelli...

)". "L'immensità" earned Dorelli a ninth place at the 1967 edition of the Sanremo Song Festival
Festival della canzone italiana
The Festival della canzone italiana di Sanremo is a popular Italian song contest, held annually in the city of Sanremo, in Italy, and consisting of a competition amongst previously unreleased songs...


His greatest success was the musical
Musical theatre
Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The emotional content of the piece – humor, pathos, love, anger – as well as the story itself, is communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an...

 Aggiungi un posto a tavola
Aggiungi un posto a tavola
Aggiungi un posto a tavola is a musical comedy written by Pietro Garinei, Sandro Giovannini and Iaia Fiastri, which debuted in 1974 under the directio of Garinei e Giovannini. Music was written by Armando Trovaioli....

, which was also performed at the Adelphi Theatre
Adelphi Theatre
The Adelphi Theatre is a 1500-seat West End theatre, located on the Strand in the City of Westminster. The present building is the fourth on the site. The theatre has specialised in comedy and musical theatre, and today it is a receiving house for a variety of productions, including many musicals...

 in London
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's West End
West End theatre
West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre staged in the large theatres of London's 'Theatreland', the West End. Along with New York's Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English speaking...

 in an English version entitled Beyond the Rainbow in 1978.

After a period of absence, he returned to success in the 1980s. In 1983, he played St. Philip Neri
Philip Neri
Saint Philip Romolo Neri , also known as Apostle of Rome, was an Italian priest, noted for founding a society of secular priests called the "Congregation of the Oratory".-Early life:...

 in Luigi Magni
Luigi Magni
Luigi Magni is an Italian screenwriter and film director active since 1959 as a screenwriter and 1968 as a film director.-Screenwriter:*La cambiale *Il corazziere *Gli attendenti...

's TV film State buoni se potete.
Dorelli's latest feature film role is in Pupi Avati
Pupi Avati
Giuseppe Avati, better known as Pupi Avati is an Italian film director, producer, and screenwriter.-Early life and career:...

's Ma quando arrivano le ragazze (2004).

After marriages to actresses Lauretta Masiero
Lauretta Masiero
Lauretta Masiero was an Italian actress and singer.-Dancing career:Venetian born Lauretta Masiero debuted in the theater of varieties as a dancer with Wanda Osiris. In 1945 she debuted with Macario.-Acting career:...

 and Catherine Spaak
Catherine Spaak
-Biography:Spaak was born at Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine . She is the niece of Belgian politician Paul-Henri Spaak.She spent most of her career in Italy, where she became a teenage star...

 (1972–1979), he is currently married to Gloria Guida
Gloria Guida
Gloria Guida is an Italian actress and model. She is most famous for starring in sexy film comedies.-Biography:Gloria Guida was born in Merano, South Tyrol, to a family of Emilia Romagna origin. She moved with her family to Bologna as a child. She first began a singing career, starting in her...

, a former actress.
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