Michele Abruzzo

29 December 1904 – Catania, 18 November 1996

 

His acting career began at the age of 14 in the company of actor Giovanni Grasso (tragic actor Carpenter). After the death of Angelo Musco shape with Rosina Anselmi a theater company.

Natural heir of the same Musco, takes the Repertoire to fit (for example Liolà by Luigi Pirandello). National is critically acclaimed for her performances is that dramatic. For his merits artists was appointed Knight Grand Cross of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, high honour conferred by the President of the Republic. In the years ' 50 leaves the company formed along with Rosina Anselmi to form their own company. In 1952 he founded together with Turi Ferro, Umberto Spadaro, Rosolino Bua and Rosina Anselmi, the Ente Teatro di Sicilia, became the Teatro Stabile di Catania. Debuted very young into the world of cinema with the silent film A lawdirected by Elvira Notari (1920), he made his debut in talkies as the protagonist in the movie by Mario Mattolidid a Mr.a (1938), opposite Rosina Abdul Rahman. In 1984 plays the role of the Prosecutor in scripted by Damiano Damiani, the Octopus 

 

Filmography

 

 

'In law , directed by Elvira Notari (1920)  

L'ha fatto una signora, directed by Mario Mattoli (1938)

The Knights by black masks (I Beati Paoli), directed by Pino Mercanti (1947)

Ho scelto l'amore, directed by Mario Zampi (1952)

The world will be our (El expreso de Andalucía), directed by Francisco Rovira Beleta (1955)

Classe di ferro, directed by Turi Vasile (1957)

The waif of Pompeii, directed by Giacomo Gentilomo (1957)

Pastasciutta nel deserto, directed by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia (1961)

Mare matto(1963), directed by Renato Castellani

Made in Italy, episodes from the work and the graduate in law, directed by Nanni Loy (1965)

A case of conscience, directed by Giovanni Grimaldi (1969)

La violenza: quinto potere, directed by Florestano Vancini (1972)

Il caso Pisciotta, directed by Eriprando Visconti (1972)

Mio Dio come sono caduta in basso!, directed by Luigi Comencini (1974)

The crush, directed by Alfredo Malfatti (1974)

The engagement, directed by Giovanni Grimaldi (1975)

The Octopus, (1984)