Bice Valori

Maria Bice Valori (13 May 1927 – 17 March 1980) was an Italian actress, comedian and television and radio personality.

Maria Bice Valori
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Valori and Gianrico Tedeschi on stage (1957)
Born(1927-05-13)13 May 1927
Rome, Italy
Died17 March 1980(1980-03-17) (aged 52)
Rome, Italy
m. 1952;
her death 

Life and careerEdit

Born in Rome, Valori studied at the Silvio d’Amico Academy of Dramatic Arts, graduating in 1948.[1] The same year, she entered the stage company of the Piccolo Teatro of Rome directed by Orazio Costa.[1][2] After playing in several classics, Valori specialized as a comedic actress, and had her main successes in the musical theatre genre, notably appearing in Rugantino and Aggiungi un posto a tavola.[1][2] In films, she was a very active character actress, mainly cast in humorous roles.[1] Valori appeared often on television, as a comedian, a presenter and an actress in series and TV-movies of some success.[1][2] She also had a consistent success on radio, in which she created the character of "Sora Bice", a shrewish RAI telephone operator.[1][2] Valori often shared the scene with her husband, the actor and comedian Paolo Panelli, whom she had married in 1952.[1] Their daughter Alessandra is also an actress.[3] Valori died in 1980, aged 53, as a result of a tumor.[3]

Partial filmographyEdit

Valori in 1973


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano, Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. pp. 359–360. ISBN 888440214X.
  2. ^ a b c d Aggeo Savioli (18 March 1980). "Una simpatica burbera dalla voce grossa e dal cuore d'oro". L'Unità. p. 9.
  3. ^ a b e. b. (18 March 1980). "È morta Bice Valori; il teatro perde un volto della simpatia". La Stampa (61). p. 7.

Related entriesEdit

Paolo Panelli husband

Aldo Valori father

Michele Valori brother

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