Happy birthday to Pippo Baudo celebrates his 88th birthday. The presenter, who has touched all genres, was recently the guest of Massimo Giletti in “La tv fa 70”, the Rai 1 program to celebrate 70 years of Italian television, because he has been a pillar of television, an innovator, a creator. and remains a point of reference for the public and colleagues.

I invented it», the famous gag slogan to joke about its important role as Pygmalionand the adjective “Baudien» (present in the Treccani encyclopedia: “It is precisely his style and his way of animating television shows”) recall and define the weight that Pippo had in the history of the small screen.

Today the host celebrates his 88th birthday, many of which have been spent on television, “his house”, as he often said. There are “Baudian” timetables and there is a “Baudian” era of Sanremo, Festival which, at the time of its reception (thirteen), was renamed “Festival Baudian”.

The figures of “Baudian” television summarize more than half a century of television career, covered in the film “Pippo Baudo, culture becomes entertainment” by Enrico Salvatori, which will be broadcast on Friday June 7 at 3:00 p.m. on Rai Storia to celebrate his birthday.

Hundreds of meetings with “Sunday”, ten shows from “Italy Lottery”thousands of evenings of quiz. Impossible to remember all his guests, Rita Levi-Montalcini to Federico Fellinialso passing through Jeanne Fondato whom he also gives a historic kiss.

Love at first sight with the camera arrived in 1954when he leaves Sicily to celebrate Italian Trieste. However, his debut in front of the camera was not as a presenter but as a pianistin variety “The golden shell” hosted by Enzo Tortora. In fact, before moving to Rome, Baudo had studied lawboth piano, also dreaming of becoming orchestra director.

In the 1968 his first Sanremo Festival. In the Marriage in 1986 with the soprano Katia Ricciarellifrom whom she divorced in 2004.

He left Rai twice, but only to return. He opened the 2000s by directing the New Century Eve on Rai3 and he was the master of the house for 50 years of television Italian in 2003.

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