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Mike Bongiorno (1924–2009)

Mike Bongiorno was born on May 26th, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA as Michael Nicholas Salvatore Bongiorno. He was known as the king of the Italian Quiz show. He hosted, among others: Lascia o raddoppia? (1955), Rischiatutto (1970), Telemike (1987), Tutti x uno (1992), and 3,125 episodes of La ruota della fortuna (1987). Bongiorno was ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 85) in Monte Carlo, Monaco

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Known For

Pentatlon
Pentatlon Himself - Host
(1985)
La ruota della fortuna
La ruota della fortuna Himself - Host
(1989-2003)

Filmography

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 2000 Twenty
 1972 Life Is Tough, Eh Providence?
Mike Goodmorning (uncredited)
 1968 Il cenerentolo (TV Movie)
 1957 Ragazze d'oggi
Sandro
 1956 I miliardari
pittore Marco
 1955 Motivo in maschera
Mike, il radiocronista
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Other Works:

Book "La versione di Mike".

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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