Carlo Romano (8 May 1908 – 16 October 1975) was an Italian actor, voice actor and screenwriter.
Romano in 1961
|Born||8 May 1908|
|Died||16 October 1975 (aged 67)|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, screenwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Jone Romano (m. 1933-?)|
Liliana de Stefano (m. ?-1975)
|Relatives||Felice Romano (brother)|
Aleardo Ward (stepson)
Luca Ward (step-grandson)
Andrea Ward (step-grandson)
Monica Ward (step-granddaughter)
Born in Livorno, Romano was the son of actress Dina Romano and the younger brother of actor Felice Romano. Romano started his acting career on stage in 1927. During World War II, he committed himself to starring mainly in revues and he still remained active in cinema, theatre, radio and television. In 1939, Romano began his radio acting career. He appeared in 94 films between 1934 and 1975. He also wrote for 14 films between 1955 and 1975. Among his most popular films include Four Steps in the Clouds and he also portrayed composer Ruggero Leoncavallo in the film I pagliacci.
Romano was also a famous voice actor, most notably the Italian voice of Don Camillo (played by French actor Fernandel) and he was the official Italian voice of Jerry Lewis, Bob Hope and Lou Costello. Other actors he dubbed included Louis de Funès, Jack Oakie, Edward Andrews, Fred Astaire, James Cagney, Peter Lorre, Ernest Borgnine, Peter Ustinov, Eli Wallach, Rod Steiger and Lloyd Corrigan. He also teamed up with Lauro Gazzolo in the Italian dubbing of the Abbott and Costello sketches. In his animated film roles, Romano voiced several characters in the Italian dubs of Disney films. These include Jiminy Cricket in Pinocchio, The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland and the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood.
Through his marriage to actress Jone Romano, he was the stepfather of actor Aleardo Ward and the step-grandfather of voice actors Luca, Andrea and Monica Ward. He also had five children from his second marriage.
- The Last Adventure (1932)
- Everybody's Woman (1934)
- Thirteen Men and a Cannon (1936)
- Departure (1938)
- The Sons of the Marquis Lucera (1939)
- The Silent Partner (1939)
- Father For a Night (1939)
- I, His Father (1939)
- The Faceless Voice (1939)
- Bridge of Glass (1940)
- The Hussar Captain (1940)
- Scampolo (1941)
- The Adventures of Fra Diavolo (1942)
- The Taming of the Shrew (1942)
- Four Steps in the Clouds (1942)
- Giarabub (1942)
- Forbidden Music (1942)
- Anything for a Song (1943)
- I pagliacci (1943)
- The Ten Commandments (1945)
- Life Begins Anew (1945)
- The Adulteress (1946)
- Fatal Symphony (1947)
- Alarm Bells (1949)
- Cavalcade of Heroes (1950)
- Beauties on Bicycles (1951)
- Arrivano i nostri (1951)
- My Heart Sings (1951)
- Beauties in Capri (1952)
- I vitelloni (1953)
- Le infedeli (1953)
- The Beach (1954)
- Tears of Love (1954)
- It Happened at the Police Station (1954)
- The Friend of the Jaguar (1958)
- Ciao, ciao bambina! (1959)
- Wolves of the Deep (1959)
- Le ambiziose (1961)
- Carmen di Trastevere (1962)
- West and Soda (1965)
- I due toreri (1965)
- Indovina chi viene a merenda? (1969)
- The Balloon Vendor (1974)
- Jiminy Cricket in Pinocchio
- The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland
- Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood
- Buzzie the Vulture in The Jungle Book
- Don Camillo in Little World of Don Camillo
- Don Camillo in The Return of Don Camillo
- Don Camillo in Don Camillo's Last Round
- Don Camillo in Don Camillo: Monsignor
- Don Camillo in Don Camillo in Moscow
- Tuco Ramírez in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- Sam Wainwright in It's a Wonderful Life
- "Carlo Romano's dubbing contributions". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
- "Carlo Romano". MYmovies. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
- CARLO ROMANO, la voce di JERRY LEWIS (1972) | enciclopediadeldoppiaggio.it
- Cronologia fondamentale dell'epoca d'oro del doppiaggio italiano Dagli albori agli anni 1970 (in Italian)
- LUCA WARD e il doppiaggio (2012) | ilmondodeidoppiatori.it
- "Pinocchio Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- "Alice in Wonderland Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- "Robin Hood Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- "The Jungle Book Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- "Little World of Don Camillo voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- "The Return of Don Camillo voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- "Don Camillo's Last Round Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- "Don Camillo: Monsignor Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- "Don Camillo in Moscow Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- "It's a Wonderful Life Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
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