Dino Verde (13 July 1922 – 1 February 2004) was an Italian author, lyricist, playwright and screenwriter.

Dino Verde
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Dino Verde in Radiocorriere magazine (1955)
Born13 July 1922 (1922-07-13)
Naples, Italy
Died1 February 2004 (2004-03) (aged 81)
Rome, Italy

Life and careerEdit

Born Edoardo Verde in Naples, in 1943 he started working in the satirical magazine Marc'Aurelio.[1][2] Since the late 1940s Verde wrote revues and comedy plays for the most popular comedians of the time, including Macario, Nino Taranto, Aldo Fabrizi, Mario Riva and Riccardo Billi, Carlo Dapporto.[1][2] In 1949 he started collaborating with EIAR, where he specialized in writing sketches and parody songs.[1][2]

Active on television since 1955, he was author of some of the most popular RAI variety shows, such as Canzonissima, Doppia coppia and Studio Uno.[1][2]

Verde was also a successful songwriter; he wrote lyrics for two Sanremo Music Festival winning songs, "Piove (Ciao, ciao bambina)" by Domenico Modugno/Johnny Dorelli and "Romantica" by Renato Rascel/Tony Dallara.[1][2] Other hits include Modugno's "Resta cu mme", Kessler Twins' "Dadaumpa", Rita Pavone's "Il ballo del mattone", Mina's "Una zebra a pois", Sophia Loren's "Che m'è 'mparato a fa".[1][2][3]

His last work was the 2004 stage play "Bentornato avanspettacolo".[3]

His son Gustavo is also a television author.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Redazione online (2 February 2004). "Addio a Verde Col Dadaumpa lanciò le Kessler". Il Tempo. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Maurizio Porro (2 February 2004). "Addio a Dino Verde, la penna del varietà". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  3. ^ a b fl. b. (2 February 2004). "Morto Dino Verde, padre del varietà". La Repubblica. Retrieved 6 July 2014.

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