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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.




The telephone operator, by Nunzio Malasomma, 1932

Old guard, directed by Alessandro Blasetti, 1934

Porto by Amleto Palermi, 1935

Bronze Sentinels, Romolo Marcellini, 1937

Under the Southern Cross, by Guido Brignone, 1938

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 the children of the night, by Aldo Vergano, 1939 

Small hotel, by Piero Ballerini, 1939

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, 1940

The Italian legend, by Giuseppe Guarino, 1941 Voglio vivere così, by Mario Mattoli, 1941

Girl sleeping, Chimezie, 1941

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

Don Cesare di Bazan, Riccardo Freda, 1942

Us alive, by Goffredo Alessandrini, 1942

Addio Kira!, by Goffredo Alessandrini, 1942

Luisa Sanfelice, di Leo Menardi, 1942

The fourth page, by Nicola Manzari, 1943

Two hearts among savages, by Giorgio Simonelli, 1943

Hello Madrid!, Max Neufeld, 1943

The child of the West, by Giorgio Ferroni, 1943 

Chi l'ha visto?, by Goffredo Alessandrini, 1943

Il cappello del prete, di Ferdinando Maria Poggioli, 1944

The gate of heaven, by Vittorio De Sica, 1944

In the shadow of glory, by Pino Mercanti, 194

The ten commandments, by Giorgio Walter Chili, 1945

The great aurora, by Giuseppe Maria Scotese, 1947

Eleonora Duse, of Philip Walter Scotese, 1947

Il passatore, by Duilio Coletti, 1947

The rebel Prince, by Pino Mercanti, 1947

Malacarne, by Pino Mercanti, 1947  

Law of blood by Luigi Capuano, 1948

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

Difficult years, by Luigi Zampa, 1948

The daughter of sin, by Armando Grottini, 1949

Margaret of Cortona, by Mario Bonnard, 1949

African Wind, by Anton Giulio Majano, 1949

Welcome, Reverend!, by Aldo Fabrizi, 1950

Rondini in volo, by Luigi Capuano, 1950

The Unforgiven, by Camillo Mastrocinque, 1950

Tragic Serenade, Giuseppe Guarino, 1951

La famiglia Passaguai, by Aldo Fabrizi, 1951

The last judgment, by Mario Bonnard, 1951

Stowaway in Trieste, Guido Salvini, 1951

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, 1952

Heart of spy, by Renato Borraccetti, 1953

Easy years, by Luigi Zampa, 1953

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

That's life, by Aldo Fabrizi, 1954

Totò e Carolina, directed by Mario Monicelli, 1955