Nino Oliviero

Nino Oliviero (13 February 1918 – 29 February 1980) was an Italian composer.

Nino Oliviero
Born(1918-02-13)13 February 1918
Naples, Italy
Died29 February 1980(1980-02-29) (aged 62)
Rome, Italy
GenresFilm score

Born in Naples, Oliviero began his career as composer after the Second World War, composing a series of successful Neapolitan melodies such as "'Nu quarto 'e luna" and "'O ciucciariello".[1] From Sixties he worked as musical editor of various newspapers and signed the soundtracks of a number of films, including Mondo Cane (1962), of which the theme song, "More", co-written with Riziero "Riz" Ortolani, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 36th Academy Awards and became an international hit.[1] He also scored the 1976 Vincente Minnelli musical A Matter of Time, which starred Liza Minnelli and Ingrid Bergman. Oliviero died in Rome, at 62, after a long illness.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "E morto il maestro Oliviero - O' ciucciariello e Mondo cane". La Stampa. 2 March 1980. p. 21.

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