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Dick Contino


Born - 17 January 1930, Fresno, California, USA
Died - 19 April 2017

Darkly handome Italianate entertainer who made the accordion popular in the 1950s and was seen in a few lower-budget films: Daddy-O (1958), The Beat Generation (1959), Girls' Town (1959), The Big Night (1960), Night Club (2011) and I Was a Teenage Beatnik (2015), his last. He married blonde star Leigh Snowden in 1956 and they had three children, including Las Vegas musician Pete Contino. She died from cancer in 1982 and he later remarried.