Gianni Morandi is an Italian singer, actor and television host. Gianni Morandi was born on December 11, 1944, and he is known to have sold over 50 million records worldwide.
He is considered one of the pillars of Italian pop music and from time to time, he served as a songwriter and composer for other artists. Gianni Morandi competed in the Sanremo Festival seven times and won the contest in 1987 together with Enrico Ruggeri and Umberto Tozzi.
He also hosted the Sanremo Festival in 2011, 2012 and 2023. He was awarded the Lunezia Prize for the musical-literary quality of the album Grazie a tutti in 2010 and he was the honorary president of Bologna from 2010 to 2014.
Gianni Morandi was born to father Renato (1921-1971) who was a shoemaker and his mother was Clara Eleonora Lorenzi (1923-2013), a housewife. Some of the TV programs Gianni Morandi was associated with include High Pressure ( Second Programme, 1962), The Middle-Aged Gentleman ( National Programme, 1963), And I underline ye (National Programme, 1967), Behind the scenes: Gianni Morandi and Patty Pravo (National Programme, 1967), Without a Net (National Programme, 1968), Tonight Gianni Morandi (National Programme, 1969) and Canzonissima – The day after (National Programme, 1970)
Others are At nine in the evening (Second Programme, 1975), Rete tre ( Rete 1, 1976), 10 Hertz (Network 1, 1978-1979), Saint Vincent Summer (Network 1, 1981), Movie Movie (Network 1, 1982), All Together (Rete 1, 1982), International Pop Music Exhibition (Rete 1, 1982) AND Happy New Year ’84 (Rete 1, Rete 2, Rete 3, 1983).
Gianni Morandi has a lot of awards and honors. Some of these are the 1999 – Television Direction Award in the Top Ten category with There Was a boy, 2010 – Lunezia Award for the Album ” Thank you all “, the 2010 – Television Direction Award in the Top Ten category with Grazie a Tutti, 2011 – Television Direction Award in the Top Ten category with the Sanremo Festival, 2011 – Plaque in the street of the Sanremo Festival, in via Matteotti in Sanremo for the song You can give more AND 2014 – Television Direction Award in the TV Event of the Year category with Gianni Morandi – Live in Arena, among others.
Gianni Morandi’s First wife
The first wife of Gianni Morandi was Laura Efrikian who was born on June 14, 1940. Laura Efrikian is an Italian actress and television personality.
The father of Laura Efrikian is the conductor and musicologist Angelo Ephrikian. Laura Efrikian graduated in acting at the drama school of the Piccolo Teatro in Milan.
She married Gianni Morandi in 1966 but they divorced in 1979. Some of the films she was featured in include Hercules and the Conquest of Atlantis (1961) and La Cittadella (1964)