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Subject: Guido Stagnaro, multifaceted author, and talented creator of popular puppet mouse TOPO GIGIO, pioneer of Italian TV, popular sock-puppet artist favorite, featured often on TV's "Ed Sullivan Show", appearing over a dozen times, dies at 96. ...


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Guido Stagnaro, multifaceted author, pioneer of Italian TV, popular sock-puppet
artist favorite featured often on TV's "Ed Sullivan Show", dies at 96. ...

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2/20/2021

The multifaceted author, pioneer of Italian TV, died in Milan due to Covid. In his 40-year career he has written writer and screenwriter of over three hundred children's fairy tales†

Guido Stagnaro, adopted from Milan, was born in Sestri Levante on January 20, 1925, and died on February 18 at the age of 96.

Stagnaro was the literary father of Topo Gigio, as well as one of the pioneers of tivý in Italy, first in Rai and then in private networks.

A four-decade career that saw him director, actor, theatrical and television author and above all fruitful writer and screenwriter
of over three hundred fairy tales for children, winning several times the National Award of Television Direction.''

Stagnaro's alter-ego 'Topo Gigio' appeared 15 times on the popular variety show ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wlue9HZkIPM


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Guido Stagnaro's Topo Gigio was HUGE when I was a kid on those Sullivan shows. (NT)He was up there with Senior Wences and Sherry Lewis, in that era..Thursday, March 18, 07:28:37pm


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