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Aldo Fabrizi

Rome, 1 November 1905 – 2 April 1990



Orphaned at age eleven, his father Joseph died for fulminant pneumonia, and forced to leave school adapting to many different jobs to help make the large family, (his mother ran a fruit and vegetable stand in Campo de ' Fiori), which included also five sisters-including Elena Fabrizi (1915 – 1933), later known as Sora Lella. Never gave up, though, to express his artistic vocation, and published in 1928 in a small volume of poetry society polygraphic Roman food specialist called Lucciche ar Sun, listed in the newspaper Il Messaggero, participating in the drafting dialectal newspaper Rugantino. In recent years, also began to tread the scene, with the Filodrammatica Tata Giovanni and as speaker in the theater of his own poems. In 1931, together with the company Reginella, around first to Rome and then to Italy, he debuted under the name "Chris" comic grotesque caricatures of types characteristic Romans: Roman, proposing the cabman (work that actually took place during the Holy Year of ' 25 He actually), the tram driver and the skier. Now popular in 1937 he formed his own company. His debut on the big screen came a few years later, in 1942, with Forward there is room, Campo de ' fiori by Mario Bonnard, and with the last wagon directed by Mario Mattòli, reproducing the specks that had already played in the theater, alongside Anna Magnani, with whom he had a stormy relationship. In the film the last wagon of ' 43 we also find Romolo Balzani, Gustavo Cacini and Anita Durante, while Federico Fellini, still young and unknown, participated in the screenplay. The most significant and intense role of his career, interpreted in Rome, open city, by Roberto Rossellini, film that opens the current neo-realist. The film is inspired by the shapes of Roman priests father Giuseppe Morosini and Don Pietro Pappagallo, who during the Nazi occupation of the capital were shot at Fort Bravetta and at the Fosse Ardeatine. He also casually, dubbed: sue are the voices of Giuseppe Varni, the janitor of the school girls in the film Madeleine, zero in conduct (1940) and Gino Saltamerenda, the garbage man who helps Lamberto Maggiorani and Enzo Staiola to search for the stolen bicycle, the Porta Portese market, in the Bicycle Thief (1948), both directed by Vittorio De Sica. In 1950 he won the first Silver Ribbon for the lead role in first communion or Manfredi, Lea Massari, Aldo Fabrizi, Bice Valori, Marisa Belli, Toni Ucci, Fausto Tozzi, Carlo Delle Piane, Lando Fiorini, Luciano Bonanni, 15 December 1962, Teatro Sistina, Rome ...-Renzo Tian on the Messenger of Rome:


"We must start the quotes by Nino Manfredi without him, without his return to the stage, after the long absence, Rugantino would not be what it is on the scene: an inexhaustible character for communicative, inspiration, comic force ...". by Bal.


From here on out, preferring always comedic roles and grotesque, played just under seventy films achieving some success.



Bound by a deep respect and friendship with toto, stated:



"Working with toto was a pleasure, a joy, a delight because besides being that actor that we all recognize was also a proper companion, a loyal friend and a truly noble soul ... Arrived in front of the camera, we were getting the allegro game acting mainly impromptu which for us was really delectable. There was only an inconvenience, that becoming spectators of ourselves we would frequently could no longer go forward to the hilarious. "


Fabrizi was particularly close with toto from a profound esteem and friendship, he stated:


He worked with the great silent film director Georg Wilhelm Pabst in two movies: the voice of silence of 1953 and the bizarre Cose da pazzi of 1953 released on DVD in 2005, where he played what, certainly remains the most particular role of his career : a madman who thinks he's a primary hospital. Between 1948 and 1957 he also directed nine films, all decent jobs, starting from that debut, shot in Argentina, Emigrantes (1948), the trilogy about the adventures of the famiglia Passaguai, of which he was also producer for its Alfa Film, for they stole a tram (1954 ), shot in Bologna with the photograph of the great Mario Bava, also resurfaced in 2005 on DVD, to the heartfelt melancholy and The master (1957), its last Director. On the stage of the Teatro Sistina, 1962-1963 season, achieved great personal success, playing the role of executioner papalino Mastro Titta in the musical comedy Rugantino written and directed by Garinei & Giovannini, Massimo Franciosa and Pasquale Festa Campanile. The great triumph was capped by a memorable away match in the United States, on Broadway, where the show recorded always sold out. His latest theatrical appearance was with the show 1967 Yo-Yo Yè-Ye written by Dino Broccoli green and Brown. He will return to play in the 1978 comedy Rugantino Mastro TittaFor the Teatro Verdi (Trieste) in 1970 is Zanetto Pesamenole (Donna Pasqua) talking To White pony with Tony Renis, Sandro Massimini and Graziella brings in Teatro Stabile Politeama Rossetti. On the small screen made its debut in 1959, as a interpreter of scripted by Leopoldo Cook and Gianni Isidore's "The voice in the glass", directed by Anton Giulio Majano. For a long time, taken from film and theater commitments, this will be her only television work, until 1971, when it gained another great triumph in Saturday night variety special for us directed by Antonello Falqui, together with Ave Ninchi, Paolo Panelli and BICE Valori, who is also the only visual record remaining of its theatrical specks. The last tv appearance occurred during the "G.B. Show", broadcast on Raiuno, on 27 August 1987, which redeployed from Rugantino: ' na woman inside the House is 'n antra thing. Good fork as friend and colleague Ugo Tognazzi, cultivated the hobby of gastronomy and especially loved spaghetti with garlic, oil and chilli pepper. On the dough and its many and various recipes also wrote some poems in Roman dialect. Fabrizi, married Beatrice Rocchi, singer of variety is well known in the 1920s with the stage name Rachel, with whom he had twin sons, was widowed in the summer of 1981. He lived in Rome via Arezzo, in gudur, in the same building as the friend Ave Ninchi.His last appearance on tv July 27 1987 in G.B. Show program is. He died on 2 April 1990, at 84 years for a heart failure. Three years later followed him also the hugely popular sister, Sora Lella, who had starred in the film especially with Alberto Sordi and Carlo Verdone. He is buried at Rome's Verano Cemetery. The entrance to the Chapel is clearly visible the inscription Aldo Fabrizi (with one bed) while inside, the plaque covering the coffin, in addition to the dates of birth and death, there is the inscription Aldo Fabrizi (with two B) — Fabian.



Filmografia Attore


Next there's room...

Field of Flowers

The last wheelchair

Circus Equestrian Za-bum episodes From the Window and The Postman

Rome open city

My son professor

The wind sang me a song

Living in peace

The Murder of John Episcopal

Tombolo, black paradise

Christmas at Camp 119

Emigrantes, regia di Aldo Fabrizi

Antonio of Padua

Life as a dog

First communion

Welcome Reverend!

Francis, Jester of God

The Passaguai Family

Gentlemen, in the carriage!

Fiorenzo the Third Man

Tre passi a Nord (Three steps North)

Beautiful waitress presence offered.

Paris is always Paris

Guards and robbers

The Passaguai family makes a fortune

5 poor people in a car

Other times - Zibaldone n. 1 episodio The cart of old books

Dad becomes a mom, regia di Aldo Fabrizi

William Tell ( The Story of William Tell )

We're all tenants

One of those, regia di Aldo Fabrizi

The voice of silence

The age of love

The most comical show in the world

One Hundred Years of Love (episode Garibaldina)

They stole a tram, directed by Aldo Fabrizi

That's life, directed by Aldo Fabrizi (episode Marsina stretta)

Crazy things

She likes me

The two chums

Carousel of variety

It happened at the penitentiary

The parrots

A bit of heaven

Allow me, Dad!


Guard, Chosen Guard, Brigadier and Marshal

The master ... El maestro ), directed by Aldo Fabrizi

May Festival (Premier mai)


Overbearing more than before

The tartassates

Ferdinand the Kings of Naples

A military and a half

The Beautiful Bride (The angel wore red)

Toto, Fabrizi and today's youth

Hierarchies you die

FRA ' Manisco seeks trouble

The wonders of Aladdin

Twist, lolite e vitelloni

The 4 monks

Italians and women (episode what goes around comes around)

The 4 taxi drivers (episode the man in blue)

The four Musketeers

The shortest day

Das Feuerschiff

Toto against the four

Made in Italy

7 Golden Monks

Three bites in Apple (Three bites of the apple)

Things of Our Thing

The Tosca

We loved each other so much

The barons

The mutual gynecologist 


John thoughts


Director and actor



Welcome, Reverend!

The Passaguai Family

The Passaguai family makes a fortune

Dad becomes a mom

One of those

This is the life

They stole a tram

The master ... (El maestro)




Luccichear Sun. Romanesque poems

Have you noticed?

Half an hour with Fabian

Overshadowed. 3 acts; You got a bargain. 1 Act

Pasta. New recipes and thoughts in verse

Grandma's soup. Recipes and thoughts in verse

Grandpa bread. Recipes and thoughts in verse

Monologues and specks