Luigi Almirante

(Tunis, 31 August 1884 – 6 January 1963)

 

 

Son of actor Nunzio Almirante, brother Ernesto, Giacomo Almirante actors and Director Mario Almirante, cousin of actress of the silent era Italy Almirante Manzini. He began his career on stage in 15 years playing bit parts in the company of Angelo Pezzaglia together with young nephew of these Paul Pezzaglia. He received a resounding success with work especially with the character of the father in six characters in search of an author, in his first performance at the Teatro Valle in Rome, on 9 May 1921. His film career began in 1926, with film molt La Bellezza del Mondo, directed by his father and performed alongside the aunt. With a shrill voice and perfect for ironic effects result in irresistible, was regarded as one of the best features of his time; in 1933 is Francis Flute in a Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare directed by Max Reinhardt. In 1935 's the antiquary in Savonarola by Rino Alessi. In the 1930s recites often alongside Eduardo and Peppino De Filippo, Assia Noris, Franco Coop, and Anna Magnani, Cinecittà film environment was established, producing films about fascist white telephones, he befriended the most great Italian directors such as Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia, Mario Camerini, Mario Bonnard Guido Brignone, Alberto Lattuada, Carmine Gallone and Mario Mattoli. At the end of World War II, continues to work with the big names in Italian cinema, as Delia Scala, Camillo Pilotto, Ave and Carlo Ninchi, Silvana Jachino, Totò Mignone, Alida Valli, Giuditta Rissone, Umberto Spadaro, Totò, Isa Barzizza, Galeazzo Benti, Franca Marzi and Raimondo Vianello. The last film he played wasthe last five Minutes of Giuseppe Amato and then retired from the stage the following year. He married in 1928 Ebe Brigliadori. In 1951 was forced to abandon the task for severe nervous. Two years before his death he suffered a great loss, the death of his son Nunzio.

 

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Filmography

 

Between fumes of Champagne, by Carlo Zangarini (1921)

La Bellezza del Mondo, by Mario Almirante (1927)

Or your money or your life, by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia (1933)

I'm not jealous, by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia (1933)

There is no need for money, by Amleto Palermi (1933)

Thel President. Ec. Cre. Mi , by Gennaro Righelli (1933)

Those two, (1935)

Territorial militia, by Mario Bonnard (1935)

Nozze Vagabonde, by Guido Brignone (1936)

Malasomma (1936)

Ginevra degli Almieri, by Guido Brignone (1936)

Darò un Milione, by Mario Camerini (1936)

The dance of the hands, by Mario Baffico (1936)

Men are not Ungrateful, of Guido Brignome (1937)

Partire, by Amleto Palermi (1938)

The levee, Corrado D'errico

Star of the sea, by Corrado D'errico (1939) 

Hart, by Mario Camerini (1939)

The dream of Butterfly, by Carmine Gallone

Cavalleria Rusticana, by Amleto Palermi (1939)

Love becomes So, by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia (1939)

Trial and death of Socrates, by Corrado D'errico (1939)

A lot of trouble, by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia (1939)

Defendant, get up!, by Mario Mattoli (1939) 

Le Sorprese del Vagone, by Gian Paolo Rosmino (1940)

A lamp in the window, Gino Talamo (1940)

The bridge of sighs, by Mario Bonnard (1940)

Alexander, you are great!, by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia (1940)

Boccaccio, by Marcello Albani (1940) 

Amami, Alfredo!, by Carmine Gallone (1940)

Lucrezia Borgia, by Hans Hinrich (1940)

Poverty and nobility, by Corrado D'errico (1940)

San Giovanni Decollato, by Amleto Palermi (1940)

L'elisir d'amore, by Amleto Palermi (1941)

The well of miracles, by Gennaro Righelli (1941)  

La Figlia del Corsaro Green, by Enrico Guazzoni

L'amante Segreta, by Carmine Gallone (1941)

First love, by Carmine Gallone (1941)

The tramp, by Carlo Borghesio (1941)

Voglio Vivere Così, by Mario Mattoli (1942)

Catene Invisibili, directed by Mario Mattoli (1942)

We come!, by Amleto Palermi (1942)

One night after the Opera, by Nicola Manzari (1942)

Wanted blonde, good looking, Pina Renzi (1942)

The deal is complicated, by Pier Luigi Faraldo, (1942)

The fourth page, by Nicola Manzari (1942)

Harlem, by Carmine Gallone (1943)

Increasingly difficult, by Renato Angiolillo (1943)

Our dreams, of Vittorio Cottafavi, (1943) 

Looking for happiness, by Giacomo Gentilomo (1944)

The priest's hat, by Ferdinando Maria Poggioli (1944)

Lo Sbaglio di Essere Vivo, by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia (1945)

The song of life, by Carmine Gallone (1945)

Vanity, by Giorgio Pastina, (1946)

I love Only you, by Giuseppe Fatigati (1946)

The two orphans, by Mario Mattoli (1947)

Crime, by Giorgio Bianchi (1947)

African Wind, Anto Giulio Majano (1949)

Follie Per l'Opera, Mario Costa (1949)

Miss Italy, by Duilio Coletti (1950)

Gentlemen, in Cannon!, by Luigi Zampa (1951)

Messalina, by Carmine Gallone (1951)

The last five Minutes, by Giuseppe Amato (1955)