|born on||28 August 1907 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )|
|Place||Napoli, Italy, 40n51, 14e17|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||03°42' 04°07 Asc. 28°04'|
Italian actor who appeared in 83 films between 1924 and 1971.
Taranto started his career as a child actor in 1918 starring in some local stage companies. After studying mime and dance he joined the company of Salvatore Cafiero. In 1928 he successfully entered into the sceneggiata genre: invited on tour in the United States, he returned with "a pianola tape and a thousand dollars", used to finance his first variety company, which lasted only fifteen days and ended in total disaster. In 1933 he debuted in dramatic theatre and revue, a genre he focused on until the 1950s.
Taranto achieved large notoriety thanks to two macchiette (i.e. comic musical monologues caricaturing stock characters), Ciccio Formaggio and the Baron Carlo Mazza, two characters of proven success that he reprised several times during his career.
He died on 23 February 1986, aged 78, in Naples.
Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file quotes Gauquelin.
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
- Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy