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Mario Carotenuto
Carotenuto in 1963
Born(1916-06-30)30 June 1916
Died14 April 1995(1995-04-14) (aged 78)
Rome, Italy
Years active1937–1995
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Spouse(s)Luisa Poselli (m. 1953–1974)[1]
Gabriella Cottignoli (m. ?–1995)[2]
ChildrenClaretta Carotenuto[3]
  • Nello Carotenuto (father)
RelativesBruno Carotenuto (nephew)

Mario Carotenuto (30 June 1916 – 14 April 1995)[4] was an Italian actor of film and theatre.


Carotenuto is the son of a silent film actor and younger brother of the actor Memmo Carotenuto. He took various humble jobs for many years before starting his own artistic career in 1946, first as a radio actor and then joining small avanspettacolo companies.[5]

He made his film debut in 1950, in Abbiamo vinto, going on to perform as leading or supporting actor in dozens of films, often comedies.[5] He was also very active on stage and television.[5]

He died in Rome in 1995.[5]




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  4. ^ Harris M. Lentz (1995). "Carotenuto, Mario". Obituaries in the Performing Arts. McFarland & Company. p. 34.
  5. ^ a b c d Roberto Chiti, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano. Gli attori. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402131.
  6. ^ Enrico Lancia (1998). I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.