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Mike Bongiorno (1924–2009)

Best known as the king of the Italian Quiz show. He hosts, among others: "Lascia o Raddoppia", "Rischiatutto" (The Italian "Jeopardy") and more than 3,000 airings of "La Ruota della Fortuna" ("The Wheel of Fortune")with Miriana Trevisan for Rete 4 TV. Bongiorno was married 3 times, with his last wife, Daniela Zuccoli, they had 3 children. See full bio »

Died:

(age 85) in Monte Carlo, Monaco

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 2000 Twenty
 1972 Life Is Tough, Eh Providence?
Mike Goodmorning
 1968 Il cenerentolo (TV Movie)
 1957 Girls of Today
Sandro
 1956 I miliardari
pittore Marco
 1955 Motivo in maschera
Mike, il radiocronista
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Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Trivia:

During WWII, he worked for the Italian resistance. He was captured, deported to a concentration camp, and later freed in a prisoner-of-war exchange. See more »

Trademark:

"Allegria!" is the constant greeting he used in the beginning of his shows

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Gemini

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