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Mantovani (1905–1980)

Annunzio Paolo Mantovani was born November 15, 1905, in Venice, Italy, the son of a violinist who performed at La Scala under the baton of maestro Arturo Toscanini. Born into a musical household, Mantovani was taught the piano and music theory while a youth. When Mantovani's father was appointed conductor of the orchestra at London's Covent Garden... See full bio »

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 2013 The Mark of Beauty (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ayu (2013) ... (performer: "Jealousy")
 2011 The Rum Diary (performer: "Charmaine")
 2011 This Must Be the Place (performer: "Charmaine" (1951))
 2003 Matchstick Men (performer: "Charmaine", "Swedish Rhapsody", "La Paloma", "Perfidia") / (writer: "La Paloma" - as Annunzio Mantovani)
 1999 The Green Mile (performer: "Charmaine")
 1999 Human Traffic (performer: "Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing")
 1998 Great Expectations (performer: "Bésame Mucho")
 1998 Hardly a Butterfly (TV Movie) (arranger: "Tales from the Vienna Woods") / (performer: "Tales from the Vienna Woods")
 1997 Ballykissangel (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- In the Can (1997) ... (writer: "Cara Mia" - uncredited)
 1996 Gotti (TV Movie) (writer: "Cara Mia" - as Julio Trapani, uncredited)
 1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 1965 Rita, la figlia americana (writer: "Plip")
 1965 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Songs of the Sun and Moon (1965) ... (writer: "Cara Mia" - as Tulio Trapani, uncredited)
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.46 (1965) ... (writer: "Cara Mia")
 1948-1949 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (performer - 20 episodes)
- The Shadowy Third (1949) ... (performer: "Prelude to the Stars")
- June Moon (1949) ... (performer: "Prelude to the Stars")
- Smoke (1949) ... (performer: "Prelude to the Stars")
- Boy Meets Girl (1949) ... (performer: "Prelude to the Stars")
- The Dybbuk (1949) ... (performer: "Prelude to the Stars")
 1939 Åh, en så'n grabb (music: "The Palais Stroll" - as Paul Remy, uncredited)
 1936 Love at Sea (writer: "Toujours Toujours" - uncredited)
 1935 It Happened in Paris (arranger: "Tango" - uncredited)
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He and his orchestra performed in Noel Coward's revue, "Sigh No More," at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England with Cyril Ritchard, Madge Elliott, Joyce Grenfell, and Graham Payn in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mantovani mit seinem Charmaine-Orchester | Annunzio Mantovani | Mantovani and his Tipica Orchestra | Mantovani and his Orchestra

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Alhough born in Italy, he spent most of his life in England, where his father was concertmaster at Covent Garden for many years. See more »


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