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Dario Campeotto passed away

The sad news reached us that Danish singer Dario Campeotto passed away. Campeotto represented Denmark in th 1961 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Angelique”. The singer and song became 5th.

Campeotto had to share his 5th place with Italy. A coincidence, because Dario Campeotto was of Italian descent. Born in 1939, his breakthrough came by winning Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 1961, with that song “Angelique”. In the years to come,  he acted as entertainer and sang the schlagers of the time and the evergreens of the operetta. In 1962 (“Carissima”), 1963 (“Tiden er en gammel bekendt”), 1964 (“Shangri-la”) and 1966 (“Hjerte for hjerte”) he took part again in the Danish Melodi Grand Prix. Even in 1987, he took part in Melodi Grand Prix with the song “Stjerner på himlen”. He scored several hits in the Danish charts.

As an actor, he made his debut in 1960 in the film “Eventyrrejsen”. He made fame as Captain Von Trapp in the musical “Sound of Music”. He got the role in 1995.

Campeotto lived in Frederiksberg for almost all his life, with an exception in the late sixties and early seventies, when he lived in Turin. Dario Campeotto was 84 years old when he passed away in Frederiksberg last Saturday.


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