Sep 8, 2009

Mike Buongiorno dies.

by Greis,Many will remember him for his trademark Allegria! at the start of his shows.

One of the most famous presenter and quiz master Michael Nicholas Salvatore Bongiorno better known as Mike Buongiorno died suddenly of a heart attack in Monte Carlo at the age of 85.
He was born in New York to an Italian mother from Torino and an Italian-American father.Mr Bongiorno moved to Italy when he was a child and became one of the first presenters to defect from Rai to privately-owned Canale 5 and continued to present programmes well into old age.
Among his best known programmes were Lascia o raddoppia, Bravo Bravissimo, La Ruota della Fortuna.

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