Giovanni Grasso

Giovanni Grasso (11 November 1888 30 April 1963) was an Italian stage and film actor. He appeared in 82 films between 1910 and 1955. He was born and died in Catania, Sicily, Italy.

Giovanni Grasso
Born(1888-11-11)11 November 1888
Catania, Sicily, Italy
Died30 April 1963(1963-04-30) (aged 74)
Catania, Sicily, Italy
Years active1910-1955

Born into a family of marionettists, he was cousin and namesake of Giovanni Grasso, a respected stage actor specialized in the Sicilian language repertoire, so he assumed at the beginning of his career the stage name "Giovanni Grasso Junior" to stand out.[1] He was mainly active on stage, often acting together with his wife, Virginia Balestrieri.[1]

Selected filmography


  1. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano : Gli artisti : Vol. 3, Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402131.

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