Dante Cesare DiPaolo (February 18, 1926 – September 4, 2013) was an American dancer and actor. Sometimes, he also appeared under the name of Dante De Paulo, Dante D' Paulo, and Dante Di Paola.
Dante Cesare DiPaolo
February 18, 1926
Frederick, Colorado, U.S.
|Died||September 4, 2013 (aged 87)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Other names||Dante De Paulo, Dante D' Paulo, Dante Di Paola|
(m. 1997; died 2002)
The son of an immigrant miner from Italy, DiPaolo started his career as a dancer when he was a child; he was nicknamed "the whirlwind of Colorado." At 13, he starred opposite Bing Crosby in The Star Maker, his first small film role; in 1946 he starred with Judy Garland in Ziegfeld Follies. From 1948 to 1950 he played in various Broadway shows.
By 1973, DiPaolo was divorced and became romantically involved with singer Rosemary Clooney, whom he met in Hollywood during the late '40s. The two married in November 1997 and the marriage lasted until the death of Clooney in 2002.
- The Star Maker (1939)
- Chip Off the Old Block (1944)
- Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
- Meet Me at the Fair (1953)
- Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
- Cha-Cha-Cha-Boom! (1956)
- Giuseppe venduto dai fratelli (1960)
- Maciste nella terra dei ciclopi (1961)
- Maciste alla corte del Gran Khan (1961)
- Pontius Pilate (1962)
- Venus Against the Son of Hercules (1963)
- The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963)
- Carmen di Trastevere (1963)
- Blood and Black Lace (1964)
- Sweet Charity (1969)