Alfredo Varelli

Alfredo Varelli (born Alfredo Ciavarella,[1] 31 August 1914) is an Italian film actor. Varelli was born Alfredo Ciavarella and debuted in Alessandro Blasetti's 1934 film Vecchia guardia.[2] He emerged during the Fascist era, but most of his work was post-Second World War. He played a leading role in the 1942 historical drama The Jester's Supper.[3] He is also known for playing "Lucan" in Quo Vadis (1951). His last role was in the 1997 film Roseanna's Grave (1997).

Alfredo Varelli
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Varelli in 1954
Alfredo Ciavarella

(1914-08-31)31 August 1914
Other namesAlfredo Ciavarella
Years active1934–1997

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  1. ^ Dizionario del cinema italiano: Gli artisti. Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. M - Z., Volume 3, pg. 266
  2. ^ Lancia, Enrico; Poppi, Roberto (2003). Dizionario del cinema italiano. Gli attori. Vol. 2 M-Z. Italy: Gremese Editore. p. 266. ISBN 978-8884402691.
  3. ^ Reich & Garofalo p.159-60


  • Reich, Jacqueline & Garofalo, Piero. Re-viewing Fascism: Italian Cinema, 1922-1943. Indiana University Press, 2002.

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