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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 Maddalena, zero in condotta (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 Titta. For 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 "La voce nel bicchiere", 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 andBICE 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


Avanti c'è posto...

Campo de' fiori

L'ultima carrozzella

Circo equestre Za-bum episodi Dalla finestra e Il postino

Roma città aperta

Mio figlio professore

Il vento m'ha cantato una canzone

Vivere in pace

Il delitto di Giovanni Episcopo

Tombolo, paradiso nero

Natale al campo 119

Emigrantes, regia di Aldo Fabrizi

Antonio di Padova

Vita da cani

Prima comunione

Benvenuto reverendo!

Francesco, giullare di Dio

La famiglia Passaguai

Signori, in carrozza!

Fiorenzo il terzo uomo

Tre passi a Nord (Three steps North)

Cameriera bella presenza offresi..

Parigi è sempre Parigi

Guardie e ladri

La famiglia Passaguai fa fortuna

5 poveri in automobile

Altri tempi - Zibaldone n. 1 episodio Il carrettino dei libri vecchi

Papà diventa mamma, regia di Aldo Fabrizi

William Tell ( The Story of William Tell )

Siamo tutti inquilini

Una di quelle, regia di Aldo Fabrizi

The voice of silence

The age of love

Il più comico spettacolo del mondo

Cento anni d'amore (episode Garibaldina)

Hanno rubato un tram, directed by Aldo Fabrizi

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

Cose da pazzi

She likes me

The two chums

Carousel of variety

Accadde al penitenziario

The parrots

A bit of heaven

Allow me, Dad!


Guardia, Guardia scelta, brigadiere e maresciallo

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

Festa di maggio (Premier mai)


Prepotenti più di prima

I tartassati

Ferdinando I re di Napoli

UN militare e mezzo

La sposa bella (The angel wore red)

Totò, Fabrizi e i giovani d'oggi

Gerarchi si muore

FRA ' Manisco cerca guai

The wonders of Aladdin

Twist, lolite e vitelloni

The 4 monks

Gli italiani e le donne (episode what goes around comes around)

The 4 taxi drivers (episode the man in blue)

The four Musketeers

The shortest day

Das Feuerschiff

Totò contro i quattro

Made in Italy

7 monaci d'Oro

Three bites in Apple (Three bites of the apple)

COSE di Cosa Nostra

La Tosca

C'eravamo tanto amati

The barons

Il ginecologo della mutua 


John thoughts


Director and actor



Welcome, Reverend!

La famiglia Passaguai

La famiglia Passaguai fa fortuna

Papà diventa mamma

One of those

This is the life

Hanno rubato un tram

The master ... (El maestro)




Luccichear Sun. Poesie romanesche

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