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Riccardo Pazzaglia (12 September 1926 – 4 October 2006) was an Italian actor, film director, screenwriter, songwriter (for Domenico Modugno), TV and radio personality.

Riccardo Pazzaglia
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Born12 September 1926 (1926-09-12)
Naples, Italy
Died4 October 2006 (2006-10-05) (aged 80)
Rome, Italy

Born in Naples, Pazzaglia graduated in direction from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome.[1] He entered the film industry as an assistant director and screenwriter, specializing in adventure and comedy films.[1] Pazzaglia made his directional debut with L'onorata società, starring the comedy duo Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia, whom he also directed in Farfallon.[1] After some years of hiatus, Pazzaglia got a personal success thanks to his participation to the Renzo Arbore's variety show Quelli della notte.[1] He later reprised his film activities, collaborating to the screenplays of some films by Luciano De Crescenzo and writing, directing and also starring in his last film, Separati in casa.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.

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