Paolo Ferrari (actor)

Paolo Ferrari (February 26, 1929 - May 6, 2018) was an Italian actor, voice actor and television presenter.[1]

Paolo Ferrari
Ferrari in 1961
Born(1929-02-26)February 26, 1929
Brussels, Belgium
DiedMay 6, 2018(2018-05-06) (aged 89)
Rome, Italy
OccupationActor, voice actor, television presenter
Years active1938-2018
Spouse(s)Marina Bonfigli
(m. 1956; div. 19??)
Laura Tavanti (m. 1970)
Children3, including Fabio Ferrari


Ferrari was born in Brussels as his father was at the time the Italian consul in the Belgian Congo, and was in Belgium for a diplomatic mission.[2] His mother, Giulietta, was a concert pianist.[2] He made his acting debut at 9 years old, in Alessandro Blasetti's Ettore Fieramosca and he appeared in over 45 films between 1938 and 2018.[2] He became first known as "the balilla Paolo", a character he played in numerous radio programs for children and teenagers during the fascist era.[3] After the war he studied at the Silvio d’Amico Academy of Dramatic Arts.[2]


Ferrari died in Rome on 6 May 2018, at the age of 89.[4]

Selected filmography


  1. "Paolo Ferrari's dubbing contributions". Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  2. Gerardo Di Cola. Le voci del tempo perduto: la storia del doppiaggio e dei suoi interpreti dal 1927 al 1970. Èdicola, 2004. ISBN 8882670236.
  3. Peppino Ortoleva, Barbara Scaramucci. Enciclopedia della radio. Garzanti, 2003. ISBN 881150497X.
  4. "È morto Paolo Ferrari, grande attore di teatro, cinema e televisione". Retrieved 6 May 2018.
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