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Mario Edgio Pantaleone Fabrizi (1924 – 5 April 1963) was an English comedian and actor of Italian descent, noted for his luxuriant moustache. He was active in Britain in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Mario Edgio Pantaleone Fabrizi
|Died||5 April 1963 (aged 38–39)|
Fabrizi was born to Italian parents in Holborn, London, England, in 1924, his mother's maiden name being Pisani. His father was a Vicomte (Italian: visconte), a title that Mario inherited on his father's death in 1959. He married Katherine Boyne of Leeds on 28 May 1960. They had a son, Anthony, in 1961.
On ITV, Fabrizi was well known for his role in Granada Television's popular series The Army Game, as Corporal "Moosh" Merryweather, while on BBC television, he was a regular member of the ensemble cast of the Tony Hancock sitcom Hancock's Half Hour. His most notable film role was as Neville Shanks, the photographer, in Hancock's 1963 film, The Punch and Judy Man. He also worked frequently with Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan.
- The Smallest Show on Earth (1957) - Actor in 'The Mystery of Hell Valley' (uncredited)
- The Naked Truth (1957) - Man in Autograph Crowd (uncredited)
- Carlton-Browne of the F.O. (1959) - Deputy Minister (uncredited)
- The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (1960) - (uncredited)
- Two-Way Stretch (1960) - Jones
- The Rebel (1961) - Coffee Bar attendant
- Postman's Knock (1962) - Villager
- Operation Snatch (1962) - Tall Man
- Village of Daughters (1962) - Antonio Durigo
- It's Trad, Dad! (1962) - Spaghetti Eater
- Carry On Cruising (1962) - Second Cook
- On the Beat (1962) - Newspaper Seller
- Just for Fun (1963) - Diner
- The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963) - Van Driver (uncredited)
- The Punch and Judy Man (1963) - Nevil Shanks
- The Mouse on the Moon (1963) - Mario - the Valet
- The Pink Panther (1963) - Hotel Manager (uncredited) (final film role)
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