Nino Manfredi

Actor, Film director

1921 – 2004

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Who was Nino Manfredi?

Saturnino "Nino" Manfredi was one of the most prominent Italian actors in the commedia all'italiana genre.

Born at Castro dei Volsci, province of Frosinone, Lazio, he studied law before going into acting in the theatre company featuring also Vittorio Gassman and Tino Buazzelli, especially in dramatic roles. In 1949 he played for the Piccolo Teatro di Milano under Giorgio Strehler, in tragedies such as Romeo and Juliet and The Storm. In 1952–1952 he collaborated with Eduardo De Filippo, along with Paolo Panelli and Bice Valori.

In 1962 he played the eponymous character in the musical Rugantino.

He made his film debut in 1957, and later branched out into directing. He composed songs for the soundtrack of one of his films. Manfredi continued appearing in films and on television until the year before he died, at age 84.

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Born
Mar 22, 1921
Castro dei Volsci
Also known as
  • Saturnino Manfredi
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Ethnicity
  • Italian people
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  • Italy
  • Kingdom of Italy
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Died
Jun 4, 2004
Rome

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on July 23, 2013

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