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Renato Pozzetto (born 14 July 1940) is an Italian personality. He has performed as an actor, director, stand-up comedian and singer in Italy. Pozzetto was born into a poor family in Laveno Mombello and grew up in the town of Gemonio (also in the Province of Varese). After graduation he made his debut as a comedian at the Derby Club in Milan. There in 1964 he and his childhood friend Cochi Ponzoni formed the duo Cochi & Renato. They recorded several successful songs, often written in collaboration with Enzo Jannacci. These songs often had a satirical and/or nonsense style. Their most popular hits include "La canzone intelligente" ("The intelligent song", a satire about songwriting) and "E la vita, la vita". From the mid 70s through the first half of the 90s Pozzetto enjoyed a prolific career in film. He soon became famous for his trademark pronounced Milanese accent and for his shy and stuttering way of speaking.