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 Giovanni Grasso Jr

Catania, 11 November 1888 –  3 May 1963



The actor Giovanni Grasso, was born in Catania, the son of actors, is a cousin of Giovanni Grasso. 

Not to be confused with his cousin, early career Junior definition adds. With his wife Virginia Balistrieri, silent film actress, theatrical form her first companions, and becomes the first actor, with Nino Martoglio, in the Mediterranean theatre. The debut takes place in 1932, with the film The telephone operator, by Nunzio Malasomma; up to 60 films, also will star toto and Carolina, by Monicelli. He died in Catania in 1963.




1932/ The telephone operator, by Nunzio Malasomma

1934/ Old guard, directed by Alessandro Blasetti

1935/ Porto by Amleto Palermi

1937/ Bronze Sentinels, Romolo Marcellini

1938/ Under the Southern Cross, by Guido Brignone

1939/ Little castaways, by Flavio Calzavara

1939/ Black Crossing, by Domenico Gambino

1939/ The great light, by Carlo Campogalliani

1939/ No man's land, by Mario Baffico

1939/ Backstory, directed by Alessandro Blasetti

1939/ Small hotel, by Piero Ballerini

1940/ The conquest of the air, Romolo Marcellini

1940/ The Lord of the tavern, Amleto Palermi

1940/ The men of the Legion, Romolo Marcellini

1940/ The secret of Villa Paradiso, by Domenico Gambino

1940/ Sea, by Mario Baffico

1940/ The thief, by Anton Germano Rossi

1941/ The Italian legend, by Giuseppe Guarino

1941/ I want to live like this, by Mario Mattoli

1941/ Girl sleeping, Chimezie

1942/ The Saint Gottard carrieror, by Hans Hinrich, Ivo Illuminati

1942/ Don Caesar of Bazan, Riccardo Freda

1942/ Us alive, by Goffredo Alessandrini

1942/ Addio Kira!, by Goffredo Alessandrini

1942/ Luisa Sanfelice, by Leo Menardi

1943/ The fourth page, by Nicola Manzari

1943/ Two hearts among savages, by Giorgio Simonelli

1943/ Hello Madrid!,  by Max Neufeld

1943/ The child of the West, by Giorgio Ferroni

1943/ Who saw him? by Goffredo Alessandrini

1944/ The priest's hat, di Ferdinando Maria Poggioli

1944/ The gate of heaven, by Vittorio De Sica

1944/ In the shadow of glory, by Pino Mercanti

1945/ The ten commandments, by Giorgio Walter Chili

1947/ The great aurora, by Giuseppe Maria Scotese

1947/ Eleonora Duse, of Philip Walter Scotese

1947/ The Passer, by Duilio Coletti

1947/ The rebel Prince, by Pino Mercanti

1947/ Malacarne, by Pino Mercanti

1948/ Law of blood by Luigi Capuano

1948/ I'm the killer, by Roberto Bianchi Montero

1948/ Difficult years, by Luigi Zampa

1949/ The daughter of sin, by Armando Grottini

1949/ Margaret of Cortona, by Mario Bonnard

1949/ African Wind, by Anton Giulio Majano

1950/ Welcome, Reverend!, by Aldo Fabrizi

1950/ Swallows in flight, by Luigi Capuano

1950/ The Unforgiven, by Camillo Mastrocinque

1951/ Tragic Serenade, Giuseppe Guarino

1951/ The Passaguai Family, by Aldo Fabrizi

1951/ The last judgment, by Mario Bonnard

1951/ Stowaway in Trieste, Guido Salvini

1952/ Other times – Zibaldone n° 1, directed by Alessandro Blasetti

1952/  Melodie immortali, by Giacomo Gentilomo

1952/ Singing City, by Maria Costa

1952/ An unnamed cross, Dasgupta Chang

1952/ The innocent are charged, by Luigi Capuano

1953/ Heart of spy, by Renato Borraccetti

1953/ Easy years, by Luigi Zampa

1954/ Holiday of love, by Jean-Paul Le Chanois

1954/ That's life, by Aldo Fabrizi

1955/ Toto and Carolina, directed by Mario Monicelli