Nicoletta Orsomando

Nicoletta Orsomando (born 11 January 1929) is an Italian actress and television personality. She was the first Italian television announcer, first appearing on 22 October 1953[1] and is considered the "dean" of Italian continuity announcers (broadcasters)

Nicoletta Orsomando
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Orsomando in the middle 1950s
Nicolina Orsomando

(1929-01-11) 11 January 1929 (age 91)
OccupationContinuity announcer and actress
Roberto Rollino
(m. 1957; div. 1972)
ChildrenFederica Rollino


Born in 1929 in Casapulla, at that time in the province of Naples, she moved while still a baby with her family to Mazzarino, and later to Lavello. Then, the family moved to Littoria (currently Latina) and finally to Rome.

She appeared for the first time on 22 October 1953 on Italian television at a time when television in Italy was still experimental and was the first announcer. She presented a program for children, a documentary about the Encyclopædia Britannica.

In 2010, she participated in variety shows on Rai 1, Insegnami a sognare, directed by Pino Insegno. At the beginning of 2011, she appeared on the program Domenica in on the section In Onda directed by Lorella Cuccarini.

Nowadays, she has a column in the monthly magazine 50 & Più in which she answers reader letters.


Television (selection)Edit

  • Speaker at Rai 1 between 1953 and 1993
  • L'amico degli animali, 1956
  • Un disco per l'estate 1966, 1966
  • Premio Ischia internazionale di giornalismo, 1981–1982
  • Omaggio a Venezia, 1984



  1. ^ "La reunion delle 'Signorine Buonasera' per il compleanno di Nicoletta Orsomando". la Repubblica (in Italian). 8 January 2019. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  2. ^ "TV: LA ORSOMANDO DIVENTA COMMENDATORE". (in Italian). 31 December 1993. Retrieved 10 January 2019.

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