Ernesto Almirante

Ernesto Almirante (24 September 1877 – 13 December 1964) was an Italian film and stage actor.

Ernesto Almirante
Almirante in The White Sheik (1952)
Born24 September 1877 (1877-09-24)
Mistretta, Italy
Died13 December 1964 (1964-12-14) (aged 87)
Bologna, Italy

Life and career

Born in Mistretta into a family of actors, Almirante worked several years on stage along his father Nunzio.[1] He was also active as agent and organizer of several stage companies.[1]

After an occasional film role in the 1919 mute film Federica d'Illirio, starting from mid-1930s Almirante became one of the most active character actors of his time.[1] In 1955 he retired from acting and moved into a retirement home for actors in Bologna.[1] He was the uncle of politician Giorgio Almirante.

Selected filmography


  1. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano : Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884402131.

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