Luigi Almirante

Luigi Almirante (30 September 1884 6 May 1963) was an Italian stage and film actor. He appeared in 62 films between 1921 and 1955.

Luigi Almirante
Born(1886-09-30)30 September 1886
Died6 May 1963(1963-05-06) (aged 76)
Rome, Italy
OccupationActor
Years active1921–1955

Life and career

The son of a stage actor, Almirante was born in Tunis, where the theatrical company of his father was touring at the time. He debuted on stage aged 14 years old.[1]

Active in humorous roles since 1907, Almirante had his acting breakthrough in 1909 with the "Grand Guignol" stage company directed by Alfredo Sainati. During the World War I, he served at the Soldier's Theatre in Udine, under Renato Simoni. After the war, he was part of the Antonio Gandusio company for three years, and then joined the Theater Company Niccodemi, staying there until 1923.[1]

In 1925 Almirante formed with his cousin Italia Almirante Manzini a stage company which lengthy toured with some success in the United States. In 1928, he formed a company together with Giuditta Rissone and Sergio Tofano, and in 1931, he established a short-lived company with Andreina Pagnani and Nino Besozzi. Starting from 1932, he gradually focused in films, even if mainly cast in supporting and character roles. He was also active as a teacher at the Accademia d'Arte Drammatica, a voice actor and a dubber.[1]

Selected filmography

References

  1. Roberta Ascarelli. "Almirante, Luigi". Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, Volume 34. Treccani, 1988.
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