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Franca Maria Norsa in Arte Franca Valeri

Milan, 31 July 1920 - Rome, August 9, 2020




Franca Valeri second child of a Milanese family, daughter By Luigi Norsa And Cecilia Valagotti.

The Father Of Franca Valeri is of Jewish religion, then a mixed marriage: The mother, Catholic, was initially ill-seen by the relatives of the future husband, but the arrival of the firstborn convinces the mother-in-law to consent to the marriage. Franca grows up attending the drama Theatre and is also passionate about musical operatic theatre. 

He Spends his childhood in Milan, Riccione, Venice and Switzerland, for the long summer holidays. Actress attends the Liceo Parini in section C, the only one in which English is taught. His classmate and friend at that time is Silvana Mauri Ottieri, grandson of Valentino Bompiani, who, after moving to Milan in those years had founded the publishing house Bompiani. The racial laws of 1938, like all the other Italian Jews, deprive the family Valeri certain fundamental rights. The darkest period after 8 September 1943. Her father and brother found refuge in Switzerland. Franca, remained in Milan with his mother, an employee of the registry office survives thanks to deportations that releases a fake identity card, which transforms it into the illegitimate daughter of Cecilia Pernetta. During World War II Franca becomes friends with Camilla Cederna, Lodovico Belgiojoso, Gian Luigi Banfi, said "yo Beez wax", Ernesto Rogers, Aurel Peressuti, and other intellectuals. Franca begins to work in the theatre in 1947 with the personage of Lea who falls in love with a Jewish rabbi Lebowitz, later will be part of the theatre company was formed by Alberto Gobbi teatra Bonucci, Vittorio Caprioli and Luciano Salce which will replace Alberto Ballard.The company in 1949 he moved to Paris and take the Carnet de notes # 1 and 2, works that offer a satirical sketch series on contemporary society without sets and costumes. In Paris the company performs in a small theater of the Latin quarter. In the 1950s, he began his career as a film actress with Federico Fellini, with movie lights of variety, will follow a long line of comedies, often alongside Alberto Sordi and toto. In the 1960, is directed by Vittorio Caprioli in Lions in the SunParis or dearsorry let's make love?, also dedicates the dubbing. Valeri also participates in many television shows of the era including Studio one, Saturday nightFranca Valeri was married to film and theater actor and Director, Vittorio Caprioli, the two know each other in the 1940, while Franca recites his monologues in Paris and get married in Ventimiglia, on 6 January 1960. Then Franca will be linked for ten years the conductor Maurizio Rinaldi. In 2010 he was awarded honorary honrem in letters, in 2011 supports the occupation of the Hall Arrigoni in the San Lorenzo district in Rome with Sabina Guzzanti. The stage name Franca Valeri is chosen at the suggestion of friend Silvana Ottieri, that that time was reading a book by poet Paul Valery.




Catherine of God, by Giovanni Testori

Lea Lebowitz written and directed By Alessandro Fersen

A curious accident by Carlo Goldoni, directed by Sergio Tofano

Think About Giacomino by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Sergio Tofano

Bonaventura Veterinarian by force, written and directed by Sergio Tofano

Henry Becque's Parisian , directed by Giorgio Strehler

Carnet De Notes 1, written and directed by Valeri-Caprioli-Bonucci, directed by Luciano Mondolfo

I have two words to tell you About Jean Pierre delage And Franca Valeri

Pea flower by Edouard bourdet, directed by Giuseppe Patron Griffi

Untitled written and directed by Franca Valeri

Once in the life Of Moss Hart And George Kaufman, directed by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi

Tosca and two others by Franca Valeri, directed by Giorgio Ferrara, With Adriana Asti

Sisters but only two by Franca Valeri, directed by Aldo Terlizzi

Mal Di Madre by Pierre Oliver Scotto, directed by Patrick Rossi gastaldi

Alcohol written and directed by  Adriana Asti

Possession Of Abraham B. Yehoshua, directed by  Toni Bertorelli, With Urbano Barberini

The widow of Socrates

Les Bonnes By Jeane Gente, directed by  Giuseppe Marini

Carnet de notes 2008 by Franca Valeri, Curated by Giuseppe Marini, With Pino Strabioli

Oh my God!, directed by  Daniele falleri, With Urbano Barberini

The money, Humorous Evening on wealth with Franca Valeri with Gabriella Franchini

Talk, directed by  Franca Valeri

The change of the horses, directed by Giuseppe Marini






Lights of the variety, directed by Federico Fellini And Alberto Lattuada

The two sergeants, directed by Carlo Alberto Chiesa

Just for You Lucia, directed by Franco Rossi

Toto In Colors, directed by Steno

Villa Borghese, directed by Vittorio De Sica And Gianni Franciolini

These Ghosts, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

Le Ladies of 04, directed by Gianni Franciolini

A hero of our times, directed by Mario Monicelli

Small Post, directed by Steno

The sign Of Venus, directed by Dino Risi

The Bigamist, directed by Luciano Emmer

Husbands in the city, directed by Luigi Comencini

The girl of the Palio, directed by Luigi Zampa

The Moralist, directed by Giorgio Bianchi

The widower, directed by Dino Risi

Arrange yourself!, directed by Mauro Bolognini

Do not lose the head, directed byMario Mattoli

Husbands in Distress, directed by By Mauro Morassi

Crimen, directed by Mario Camerini

Lions in the Sun,directed by Vittorio Mastrocinque

Parisians or dear, directed by Vittorio Caprioli



The Honourable, directed by Sergio Corbucci

The little hand Of Fatma, episode I shattered Hearts, directed by Vittorio Caprioli

The shortest day, directed by Sergio Corbucci

The Maniacs, directed by Lucio Fulci

The girl of Bersagliere, directed by Alessandro Blasetti

Me , Me, me... and others, directed by Alessandro Blasetti

Excuse me, let's Make love?, directed by Vittorio Caprioli

Just look at it, directed by Luciano salce

On the day of The Lord, directed by Bruno Corburcci

Ettore the Keg, directed by Enzo G. Castellari

Last Tango In Zagarolo, directed by Nando Cicero

The lady plays well to broom?, directed by Giuliano Carnimeo

Italy is broken,  directed by Steno 

How I kidnap you, the Pupo,  directed by Lucio De Caro

Thanks a lot, goodbye,  directed by Mauro Ivaldi

The Bin directed by Luciano Ercoli

There goes the cat to the lard... directed by Marco Aleandri

I don't know you anymore love, directed by Sergio Corbucci

C'est pas moi, c'est lui, directed by Pierre Richard

A first class love, directed by Salvatore samperi

Paulo Roberto Cotechiño striker of Breakthrough, directed by Nando Cicero

Tosca and two others, directed by Giorgio Ferrara

Felicita Colombo, FILM for TV, directed by Antonello Falqui

Balorde Women, screenplay, directed by Giacomo Colli

Yes, vengeance... Written in four episodes, directed by Mario Ferrero

In the World Of Alice, written in four episodes, directed by Guido Stangaro

Father takes wife, directed by Ninni Salerno

Norma And Felice, television series, directed by Giorgio Vignalli

Dear Maestro, television series, directed by Rossella Izzo

Dear Maestro 2, directed by Rossella Izzo

Like when it rains, miniseries, directed by Mario Monicelli

Linda and the Brigadier, in the Part of OLGA, TV series in the Episodes, the thief Of Chickens, Crime at The Opera, the fate of the brigadier, a trap for Linda



Television Variety Rai



1956/ Idillio peasant, directed by Antonello Falqui

1957/ The Queen and I, directed by Antonello Falqui

1959/ The Divine

1966/ Studio Uno, directed by Antonello Falqui

1967/ Saturday evening, directed by Antonello Falqui

1969/ Tonight, directed by Antonello Falqui

1974/ Wine, Wisky and chewing – gum

1976/ My Way

1978/ Videosera, special steak, salad, Program By Claudio Barbati And Francesco Bartolini

1980 / Studio 80

1980/ We play the variety

1982/ Face Powder

1982-1993/ Two of Everything, directed by Enzo Trapani

1993/ Magazine 3 On Rai Tre

1998/ The Heart mail


Radio Programs


The Nutcracker, by And With Alberto Bonucci, Franca Valeri And Vittorio Caprioli, directed by Nino Melone

The Women Of James Thurber, Curated by Raffaele La capria, With Franca Valeri, Vittorio Caprioli, And Alberto Bonucci, directed by Gian Domenico Giagni

On the beaches of Luna, by And With Luciano Salce, Franca Valeri, Vittorio Caprioli

Of so Many beats, radiotre radio program






The sign Of Venus, directed by Dino Risi

Lions in the Sun, directed by Vittorio Caprioli

Paris o Cara, directed byVittorio Caprioli

Excuse me, let's Make love?, directed by Vittorio Caprioli

The Secret Man, documentary, directed by Nino Bizzarri

The man with a Crooked mouth, documentary, directed by Emanuele salce

Franca the First, documentary tribute to the actress, Directed By Sabina Guzzanti

An Italian comedy that does not laugh, short films

Albert the Great, directed by Carlo Verdone, Documentary