Luigi De Filippo

Luigi De Filippo (10 August 1930 – 31 March 2018) was an Italian actor, stage director and playwright.

Luigi De Filippo
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De Filippo with Claudia Mori in Cerasella (1959)
Born(1930-08-10)10 August 1930
Died31 March 2018(2018-03-31) (aged 87)
Rome, Italy
OccupationActor, playwright, theatre director
Parent(s)Peppino De Filippo
Adele Carloni

Born in Naples, the son of actors Peppino De Filippo and Adele Carloni, he studied literature at the university, leaving the studies on the threshold of graduation to pursue a career in journalism.[1] Shorty later De Filippo debuted on stage next to his father, and from then he started a very long acting career, notably running for years a Neapolitan dialect company.[1] He celebrated the fortieth anniversary of his stage activities with the reception of a special Premio Personalità Europea prize in Capitol Hill.[1]

De Filippo appeared in many film roles, even if mainly in character roles.[1] He was also active on television, mainly in television adaptations of his stage works.[1] Since 2011 he has been the artistic director of the Parioli Theatre in Rome.[2] De Filippo died in Rome on 31 March 2018[citation needed] at the age of 87.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano. Gli attori. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402131.
  2. ^ "Il Parioli a Luigi De Filippo: a ottanta anni ricomincio". Il Messaggero. 28 June 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
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