Rocco D'Assunta

Rocco D'Assunta (7 February 1904 – 27 January 1970) was an Italian actor, comedian and playwright.

Rocco D'Assunta
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Italian actor, comedian and playwright
Born(1904-02-07)7 February 1904
Died27 January 1970(1970-01-27) (aged 65)

Life and careerEdit

Born in Palermo, D'Assunta started acting at very young age with several Sicilian stage companies, including the ones led by Angelo Musco and Giovanni Grasso.[1] At the beginning of the thirties he moved to Rome where he was part of the "Za-Bum Company" directed by Mario Mattoli, then he devoted himself to radio as a member of the "Teatro Comico Musicale" on Radio Roma that got him some popularity thanks to his comic monologues caricaturing typical Sicilian characters.[1] He made his cinema debut in 1933, and was mainly cast in character roles of Sicilian people.[1] He was also active on television.[1]

D'Assunta was also the author, under the pseudonym Roda, of the stage play Io, Angelo Musco, which was first represented in 1962.[1] His daughter Solvejg D'Assunta is also an actress and a voice actress.[1]

Partial filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f Roberto Chiti, Roberto Poppi, Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano : Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402131.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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