Giacomo Furia

Giacomo Matteo Furia (2 January 1925 – 5 June 2015) was an Italian film, television and stage actor. He appeared in more than 130 films between 1948 and 1998.

Giacomo Furia
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Furia in My Wife's Enemy (1959)
Giacomo Matteo Furia

(1925-01-02)2 January 1925
Arienzo, Italy
Died5 June 2015(2015-06-05) (aged 90)
Rome, Italy
Years active1948-1998

Life and careerEdit

Giacomo Furia with Peppino De Filippo and Totò in The Band of Honest Men (1956)

Born in Arienzo, near Caserta, Furia started his acting career thanks to Eduardo De Filippo, he had met through an after-school summer job; he made his professional debut on stage in 1945, in De Filippo's "Napoli milionaria".[1] He made his film debut three years later, in Mario Mattoli's Assunta Spina;[2][1] mainly cast in character roles, he was often a sidekick of Totò, notably landing a major role in The Band of Honest Men.[2][1] His credits include films directed by Federico Fellini, Vittorio De Sica, Roberto Rossellini and Francesco Rosi.[2] In 1997 Furia released an autobiography written in collaboration with Michele Avitabile, Le maggiorate, il principe e l'ultimo degli onesti.[1] He died on 5 June 2015, aged 90.[2]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Addio a Giacomo Furia, l'ultimo dei grandi caratteristi. Recitò con Totò e la Loren". Il Mattino. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Addio a Giacomo Furia, "spalla" nobile di Totò". La Repubblica. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015.

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