Fred Buscaglione

Italian Actor and Singer
Born Nov 23, 1921
Hometown Città di Torino
Died Feb 3, 1960
Death Place Roma
Nationality Italian
Other Names Ferdinando Buscag...

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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