Fred Buscaglione

Italian Actor and Singer
Born Nov 23, 1921

Ferdinando "Fred" Buscaglione was an Italian singer and actor who became very popular in the late 1950s. His public persona – the character he played both in his songs and his movies – was of a humorous mobster with a penchant for whisky and women.

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1921 Birth Ferdinando Buscaglione was born in Turin, Italy on 23 November 1921. … Read More


1949 28 Years Old After the war, Buscaglione returned to Turin and resumed working as a musician for various bands. He then formed his own group, the Asternovas. During a tour in Switzerland in 1949 he met and married the half-German half-Moroccan entertainer Fatima Robin. … Read More


1955 34 Years Old After perfecting his routine in night clubs and theatres he started recording his songs in 1955; the first single (a shellac 78rpm record containing 'Che bambola' and 'Giacomino') sold 1,000,000 copies with close to no promotion, propelling him to a degree of fame he never considered possible. … Read More
1960 39 Years Old Died on February 3, 1960.
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