Paola Dria

 

(Rovigo 21 November 1909 – 12 November 1993 Roma)

 

Dria Paola, real name Joan Maud Stone actress of cinema, theatre and television, among the most active of his era. Daughter of the owner of a gun shop, Arturo Pittheus and owns a Coffee bag, Ion Volebele in piazza Garibaldi in Rovigo. As a child shows a strong artistic inclination, studying dance and acting, working in company Carlo Lombardo. In the early 20 's named Dria Paola, and gets a small part in the film the last days of Pompeii, directed by Carmine Gallone and Amleto Palermi. After his father's death, he moved to Rome with his mother, and after a series of films in which she played roles of the second floor, in 1933 Fanny by Mario Almirante writing for the movie Funny . Continue to play until the 40, then decides to retire from public life. Is recorded for the film, La canzone dell'Amoreby Gennaro Righelli, first sound film, alongside the protagonist Isa Pola. Continue to play until the 40, then decides to retire from public life, though he remains active in the theatre and in television. He died in 1993, now forgotten and almost in poverty, so as to benefit from the law Bacchelli.

 

Filmography

 

1926/ the last days of Pompeii, by Carmine Gallone

1929/ Sun, Alessandro Blasetti

1930/ Maralinga, by Mario Almirante

1930/ Courtyard, by Carlo Campogalliani

1930/ La canzone dell'Amore, by Gennaro Righelli

1931/ Sails furled, by Anton Giulio Bragaglia

1931/ doctor for strength, by Carlo Campogalliani

1931/ The claw man

1931/ The movie star, by Mario Almirante

1932/ Pergolesi

1933/ Fanny

1934/ the Lord desires?

1934/ the girl from another world, by Gennaro Righelli

1934/ La cieca di Sorrento  

1936/ a blow in the wind, Carlo felice Tavano

1936/ the tree of Adam

1936/ Pensaci, Giacomino!

1938/ l'ultimo scugnizzo

1938/ the hotel absentee ballot, by Raffaello Matarazzo

1938/ Lotte in the shadows, by Domenico Gambino

1939/ the Knight of St. Mark

1939/ Monteverginand, by Carlo Campogalliani

1939/ Black Crossing

1939/ La mia canzone al vento

1939/ La notte delle beffe, by Carlo Campogalliani

1940/ Hearts in the storm, by Carlo Campogalliani

1942/ the Black Panther, by Domenico Gambino