Mirko Ellis

Mirko Ellis (4 September 1923 – 11 September 2014) was a Swiss-Italian film, stage and television actor.[1]

Mirko Ellis
Ellis in Cineguida magazine, 1953
Born(1923-09-04)4 September 1923
Died11 September 2014(2014-09-11) (aged 91)
Years active1946-1981

Born Mirko Korcinsky in Locarno to a family of Lithuanian origin, Ellis moved, after his studies, to Italy, where he made his film debut in 1946, in a critically acclaimed role in Aldo Vergano's neorealist drama Il sole sorge ancora.[1] One year later, he debuted on stage in the theatrical company of Maria Melato.[1] He later alternated important roles and character roles, in genre films and television productions.[1] Ellis was married to fellow actress Esther Maring, with whom he lived in Alghero, Sardinia.[1][2]

On 11 September 2014, Ellis fell from the balcony of his fourth-floor apartment and died.[3] Police believe his death was a suicide.[2]

Selected filmography


  1. Lancia, Enrico; Melelli, Fabio (19 October 2006). Dizionario del cinema italiano. Attori stranieri del nostro cinema. Gremese. ISBN 8884404258.
  2. "91enne cade dal 4° piano e muore: ennesima tragedia ad Alghero". Alghero Eco (in Italian). 11 September 2014. ISSN 2532-618X. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  3. Tom B. (12 September 2014). "RIP Mirko Ellis". Spaghetti Western Forum. Archived from the original on 17 April 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
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