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Titina De Filippo

 Napoli 27 marzo, 1898 – Roma, 26 dicembre 1963



Daughter of actor and playwright Eduardo Scarpetta and Luisa De Filippo, Eduardo and Peppino's elder sister was born in the Chiaia district in via dell'ascensione. He debuted on stage as a child, playing almost always male roles in the company of his father: the debut was in parody of the operetta the geisha, then move on to the role of schoolgirl, in 1909, Nu Minister ' mieze ' and Mein, Neapolitan translation of the troubles of a Minister of Vito di Napoli and again in misery and nobilityIn 1912 she was cast in the company of Vincenzo Scarpetta, where in 1917 will join his brothers Dahl. Leave the company to work in that of Francis Corbinci, also of purely dialectical mold, where it passed the directory of pochade to musical comedy. 

In the same company he met Pietro Carloni, a colleague whom he married in 1922 and by whom he had his only son, Augustus (1923-1977).

Pregnancy forced her to leave the scene for a very short time. Titina achieves success in 31 years, when she appeared in season 1929-1930 at The New Theatre in Naples in the Neapolitan Repertory Company Molinari, directed by Enzo Aulicino, next to toto, his own age. In 1931 he founded together with two brothers the famous Humorous Theatre I De Filippo who debuted on 25 December with the comedy of Christmas at the Cupiello's, written by Eduardo. In 1945, Eduardo and Peppino divided for various conflicts and intolerance, Titina remains with Eduardo forming with her company of Eduardo, in 1946 a heart problem caused a series of malaise and in Genoa, during during an interpretation of In December 1948, FILUMENA doesn't stop her however to finish the play. Her visit in Milan under guidance of Eduardo, you take a month's convalescence. 

In 1951, he decided to retire from the scene, due to serious health problems, to devote himself to painting and cinema, as a feature and as a screenwriter and dialogue writer in 1952 won a Silver Ribbon for best screenplay to Two cents worth of hope directed by Renato Castellani. Among others, he worked with Alida Valli, Anna Magnani, Alberto Sordi, Marcello Mastroianni, Ugo Tognazzi, Sylvia Koscina and appeared also in 1956 in a documentary directed by film critic Giulio Cesare Castellothe Museum of the voicesHer last appearance in film Ferdinando I° King of Naples where recitation together with his brothers Eduardo and Peppino of 1959 for the first and last time together. In 1959 he retired permanently from acting because of his illness. Soon after her death, to sixty-five years, Vittorio De Sica presented in the opening credits the movie marriage Italian style, transposition of Filumena Marturano

Titina had a son (Augustus 1923 – 1997) whom he worked briefly in film as an Assistant Director and screenwriter, she also worked as a parliamentary reporter in 1984 published a biography of her mother. Titina De Filippo died in Rome on 26 December 1963.






1937/ I did it!, directed by Raffaello Mattress

1938/ My love will never die, by Giuseppe Amato

1939/ Frenzy, directed by Mario Bonnard

1940/ San Giovanni Decollato, directed by Amleto Palermi

1941/ Villa for sale, directed by Ferruccio Cerio

1942/ Once a week, directed by Akos Ratonyi

1942/ I'm not paying you, directed by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia

1943/ I don't move!, directed by Giorgio Simonelli

1943/ Axes of laughter, film episodes missing umbrella and don't call me Dodôdirected by Roberto Bianchi and Guido Brignone

1944/ I know you mask, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

1948/ Assunta Spina, directed by Mario Mattioli

1950/ Naples Millionaire, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

1951/ Lovely waitress..., directed by Giorgio Pàstina

1951/ Filumena Marturano, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

1952/ Cats and dogs, directed by Leonardo De Mitri

1952/ The Achilles, directed by Mario Amendola and Ruggero Maccari

1952/ Husbands and wives, directed by Eduardo De Filippo 

1952/ Five Poor in a Car, directed by Eduardo De Filippo 

1952/ Dead men don't pay taxes, directed by Sergio Grieco

1952/ That's not true... but I believe it in the car, directed by Sergio Grieco

1952/ Husband Girls, directed by Eduardo De Filippo  

1954/ Fire in the veins, directed by Jean Nadine Gordimer/Stanley Middleton

1953/ Martin Toccaferro, directed by Leonardo De Mitri

1954/ One hundred years of love, ( Purification ), directed by Lionello De Felice

1955/ Golden vein, directed by Mauro Bolognini

1956/ The luck of being a woman, directed by Alessandro Blasetti

1956/ Parrots, directed by Bruno Paolinelli

1956/ Vagabonds of the stars, directed by Nino Stresa

1956/ Toto, Peppino and the Outlaws, directed by Camillo Mastrocinque

1957/ Guaglione, directed by Giorgio Simonelli 

1957/ Not sing, Kiss me!, directed by Giorgio Simonelli

1957/ The Song of Destiny, directed by Marino Girolami

1957/ Toto, Vittorio and the doctor, by Camillo Mastrocinque

1958/ Napole my sun!, directed by Giorgio Simonelli

1959/ We are two escaped prisoners, directed by Giorgio Simonelli

1959/ Ferdinand the Kings of Naples, directed by Gianni Franciolini





1959/ Guaglione, directed by Giorgio Simonelli

1957/ Not sing, Kiss, directed by Giorgio Simonelli

1952/ Two cents worth of hope, directed by Renato Castellani

1952/ 5 poor people in a car, directed by Mario Mattoli





But there's dad, also known as A father-in-law at home

Forty, but does not display them, written in collaboration with Peppino

Mariantonia and education was her Yes, yes Pug has fun

Look what I did soreme

The birthright

A defenseless creature

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