Giovanni Grasso

Giovanni Grasso (11 November 1888 – 30 April 1963) was an Italian stage and film actor. He appeared in more than 80 films between 1910 and 1955. He was born and died in Catania, Sicily, Italy.[1] Born into a family of marionettists, he was cousin and namesake of Giovanni Grasso, a respected stage actor specialized in the Sicilian language repertoire, so he assumed at the beginning of his career the stage name "Giovanni Grasso Junior" to stand out.[2] He was mainly active on stage, often acting together with his wife, Virginia Balestrieri.[2]

Giovanni Grasso
Giovanni Grasso circa 1921.jpg
Born(1888-11-11)11 November 1888
Died30 April 1963(1963-04-30) (aged 74)
Catania, Sicily, Italy
Years active1910-1955

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "Giovanni Grasso". MyMovies. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano : Gli artisti : Vol. 3, Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402131.

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