Roberto Roberti

Roberto Roberti (24 July 1879 – 10 January 1959)[1] was an Italian actor, screenwriter and film director. He made over sixty films, mostly during the silent era. He was born Vincenzo Leone,[1] but adopted Roberti as his screen name. He was married to the actress Bice Valerian. Their son Sergio Leone became a celebrated director.[2]

Roberto Roberti
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Roberti in 1918
Vincenzo Leone

(1879-07-24)24 July 1879
Died10 January 1959(1959-01-10) (aged 79)
Torella dei Lombardi, Campania, Italy
Other namesVincenzo Leone
OccupationActor, writer, director
Years active1911-1950 (film)
Spouse(s)Bice Valerian
ChildrenSergio Leone

During the 1910s Roberti made a number of films for the Turin-based Aquila Films, often featuring his wife in a leading role. He then moved to Caesar Film where he directed eighteen films starring the diva Francesca Bertini.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Abel, Richard (2005). Encyclopedia of Early Cinema. Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, UK: Taylor & Francis. p. 552. ISBN 9780415234405.
  2. ^ Liehm, Mira (1986). Passion and Defiance: Italian Film from 1942 to the Present. Oakland, California: University of California Press. p. 348. ISBN 978-0520057449.

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