Memo Benassi

Memo Benassi (21 June 1886 – 24 February 1957) was an Italian film actor who appeared in more than forty films in a mixture of leading and supporting roles. He played the composer Beethoven in the 1942 film Rossini.[1]

Memo Benassi
Memo Benassi on stage (1942)
Born(1886-06-21)21 June 1886
Died24 February 1957(1957-02-24) (aged 70)
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
Other namesDomenico Benassi
Years active1916–1955 (film)

Selected filmography


  1. Mathew & Walton p.337


  • Mathew, Nicholas & Walton, Benjamin. The Invention of Beethoven and Rossini: Historiography, Analysis, Criticism. Cambridge University Press, 2013.

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