Nunzio Filogamo (20 September 1902 – 24 January 2002) was an Italian television and radio presenter, actor and singer.

Nunzio Filogamo
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Filogamo in the middle, between Marisa Allasio and Fiorella Mari
Born(1902-02-20)20 February 1902
Died24 January 2002(2002-01-24) (aged 99)
Occupationtelevision and radio presenter

Life and careerEdit

Born in Palermo, Filogamo moved to Turin at a young age, then he studied law at the Sorbonne University and at the Turin University, where he graduated.[1][2]

After working for two years as a lawyer, he started a career as a stage actor, entering the companies of Dina Galli and of Irma and Emma Gramatica. In 1934 he debuted as a radio actor in the variety show I quattro moschettieri, which lasted four years and gave him a large popularity.[1][2]

After the outbreak of war, Filogamo was hired to host several variety events for soldiers and wounded people; later, he continued to work as a presenter of the shows reserved for the Allied forces which were held at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome.[2]

Filogamo's fame is mainly linked to the Sanremo Music Festival, of which he hosted five editions including the first ever.[1][2][3][4] During the second edition of the Festival he coined the famous slogan "Dear friends, near and far, good evening. Good evening wherever you are", which soon became his trademark.[1][2][3][4]

After hosting several television and radio programs, he retired in the 1970s.[1][2] During his career Filogamo was also an occasional film actor and a singer; among his best known songs, "Tutto va bene madama la marchesa" and "Povero cagnolino pechinese".[1][2]

He died, at 99, in a retirement home in Rodello d' Alba, Province of Cuneo.[1][2]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Roberto Rombi (25 January 2002). "Addio Nunzio Filogamo amico vicino e lontano". La Repubblica. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Redazione (25 January 2002). "E' morto Nunzio Filogamo voce della Rai d'altri tempi". La Repubblica. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b Aldo Grasso, Massimo Scaglioni, Enciclopedia della Televisione, Garzanti, Milano, 1996 – 2003. ISBN 881150466X.
  4. ^ a b Eddy Anselmi. Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. ISBN 8863462291.

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