Franco Diogene

Franco Diogene (20 October 1947 – 27 May 2005) was an Italian actor and comedian.

Franco Diogene
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Franco Franchi and Franco Diogene in Il giustiziere di mezzogiorno (1975)
Born
Concetto Francesco Diogene

(1947-10-20)20 October 1947
Died27 May 2005(2005-05-27) (aged 57)
OccupationActor

Life and careerEdit

Born Concetto Francesco Diogene in Catania, he was the son of a Sicilian father and a Ligurian mother. At 5 years old, Diogene moved to Genoa with his family.[1][2] In Genoa he completed his studies, and also started acting in a little theater of a parish.[1][2] Since the early 1970s, he was one of the most active character actors in Italian cinema, often cast in humorous roles.[1][2] He was also cast in several international productions, such as Midnight Express, in a role of Turkish lawyer and The Name of the Rose, mainly thanks to his foreign language skills.[1][2] Diogene was also active as a stand-up comedian, and he was the organizer of the beauty contest "Miss Top Model Universe".[1][2]

Diogene died of a heart attack, aged 57 years old.[2]

Selected filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Roberto Chiti, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano. Gli attori. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402131.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Addio a Franco Diogene cento film, teatro e tanta tv". La Repubblica. 29 May 2005. Retrieved 25 January 2014.

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