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Antonio Eduardo Taranto in art Nino Taranto

Naples, 28 August 1907 – 23 February 1986




Taranto was born in Forcella from Raymond Taranto and Maria Salomone. 

He Began thirteen years at the Teatro Centrale in Naples. In 1927 enters the company Cafiero-Smoke.

In 1933 was discovered by Anna Fougez that makes him debut in the Big magazine down to Wanda Osiris and Titan De Filippo giving life to extraordinary specters between here his character Ciccio Cheese. 

In 1938 he began his acting career with the film Grandmother  Happiness  Of Mattoli.

In 1955 he founded his own theatrical company. In 1958 he participates in several radio broadcasts. He Died in 1986 in Naples after a long illness.





See Naples and then Die, directed by Eugenio Perego

Grandmother  Happiness, directed by Mario Mattoli

The did a Lady, directed by Mario Mattoli

We were seven widows, directed by Mario Mattoli

The stolen song, directed by Max Neufeld

The Whole Town sings, directed by Riccardo Freda

The strike of the millions, directed by Raffaello Matarazzo

Where Is Zazà?. directed by Giorgio Simonelli

The Baron Carlo Mazza, directed by Guido Brignone

Damn the war!, directed by Giorgio Simonelli

If I were deputy, directed by Giorgio Simonelli

The chastity belt, directed by Camillo mastrocinque

The  firefighters Of Viggiù, directed by Mario Mattoli

Botta and Reply, directed by Mario Soldati

Libera release, directed by Diulio Coletti

Dude, Caio, Sempronio, directed by Marcello Marchesi, Vittorio Metz And Alberto Wells

License Award, directed by Max Neufeld

Fiorenzo, the third man, directed by Stefano Canzio

A thief in Paradise, directed by Domenico Paolella

The tuner is here, directed by Duilio Coletti

Easy years, directed by Luigi Zampa

Cafè Chantant, directed by Camillo mastrocinque

Milanese in Naples, directed by Enzo di Gianni

Happens at the Commissariat, directed by Giorgio Simonelli

Assi in the limelight, directed by Ferdinando Baldi And Giorgio Cristallini

The wife is the same for everyone, directed by Giorgio Simonelli

Wife and oxen, directed by Leonardo De Mitri

South nothing new, directed by Giorgio Simonelli

Husbands in the city, directed by Luigi Comencini

Italy Piccola, directed by Mario Soldati

The dollars Are coming, directed by Mario Costa

The Terrible Theodore, directed by Roberto Bianchi Montero

The kiss of The Sun, directed by Siro Marcellini

The Bullies , directed by Mario Amendola

Ferdinand the King of Naples, directed by Gianni Franciolini

Caravan Petrol, directed by Mario Amendola

Totò scam 62, directed by Camillo mastrocinque

Gold fish and silver bikini, directed by Carlo Veo

What a girl!! and.... What dollars!, directed By Giorgio Simonelli

The forgetful Of Collegno, directed by Sergio Corbucci

Totò Against Maciste, directed by Fernando Circle

The 4 monks, directed by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia

The shortest day, directed by Sergio Corbucci

The Hound, directed by Bernard-Roland

The Massers, directed by Lucio Fulci

The two Colonels, directed by Steno

Toto against the 4 , directed by Steno

The Four Musketeers, directed by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia

The monk Of Monza, directed by Sergio Corbucci

A strange kind, directed by Lucio Fulci

Napoleon In Florence, directed by Piero Pierotti

A tear on the face, directed by Ettore Maria Fizzarotti

Kneeling by you, directed by Ettore Maria Fizzarotti

If I didn't have you, directed by Ettore Maria Fizzarotti

I am not worthy of you, directed by Ettore Maria Fizzarotti

Rita the mosquito, directed by Lina Wertmüller

Forgiveness, directed by Ettore Maria Fizzarotti

No one can judge me, directed by Ettore Maria Fizzarotti

You 'll See me back, directed by Ettore Maria Fizzarotti

God, as I love you, directed by Ettore Maria Fizzarotti

I'll read it in the eyes, directed by Miguel Iglesias

Tonight I throw myself, directed by Ettore Mara Fizzarotti

The boy who knew how to love, directed by Enzo Dell'aquila

Franco, Ciccio and Le widows Allegre, directed by Marino Girolami

In the Sun, directed by Aldo Grimaldi

Operation Richness, directed by Vittorio Musy Glori

Chimera, directed by Ettore Maria Fizzarotti

The gold of the world, directed by Aldo Grimaldi

The smiling boy, directed by Aldo Grimaldi

Totò Story, various directors

Her name Is Donna Rosa, directed by Ettore Maria Fizzarotti

Thinking of you, directed by Aldo Grimaldi

Midnight of Love, directed by Ettore Maria Fizzarotti

Ninì Tirabusciò The woman who invented the move, directed Marcello Fondato

Come and be a soldier to us, directed by Ettore Maria Fizzarotti



Rai Programs


Captain Fracassa

The flagship

Rai Television

He and she, directed by Vito Molinari

Us and Them, directed by Vito Molinari

Me, Agatha and you



Discography 78 Rounds



1946/ Where Is Zazà?

1946/ All want Gagà/A'cchiu Casetta Discovery

1947/ Alice/Bridget

1950/ Archangel bottle/made Pittà

1950/ The Honourable Concetta/The protector of Noon

1950/ Ciccio cheese/mace piece and Lace

1950/ But this is world?

1953/ Camilla/Shoò Shoò

1953/ is Ccummarelle/OJ Illocco OJ

1955/' A Bonanema is the Ammore/schezzechiava



Discography 33 Rounds


1958/ Neapolitan songs

1964/ Nino Taranto-Comic skits

1968/ Nino Taranto – Neapolitan poems

1969/ Nino Taranto – Comic skits

1977/ Neapolitan Poems


Discography 45 Rounds


1959/ Pepita/Anneso... That Calypso

1959/ The supporter/the Professor

1959/ over ' or Filibus/from the barber

1961/ Don Anselmo And Don Felice

1961/ ' O Lyon/' to Findanzata My

1961/ Napule Dinto and Fora

1963/ Quagliarulo leaves!/how nervous I am

1967/' A prutesta/' or Matusa

1967/ Totonno ' and Quagliarella/Testament

1967/ Ciccio cheese/La Caccavella

1967/ In the Banco Lotto/Giacomino a leaves and doubles

1967/ Dint'a railway station/Fora a hall ' and ran

1967/ The Miserino family/has gone crazy my wife

1967/ Portacapuana (Fish Market) write me letter

1968/ Na Broom Game

1968/ ' O long-haired Napulitano/a restless night

1968/ The Honourable Raganelli/O carouse ' and the Honourable

1968/ Ciccillo chelè/E lelectric Bulbs

1968/ The two twins/Gennaro Esposito

1968/ ' O miercuri d'' a Madonna ' Or Carmene/a San Francisco

1968/ ' O Munno is ' na ball/o transplant

1973/ Carmè... There/That the Guillotin is lightened