Raffaele Pisu

Raffaele Pisu (24 May 1925 – 31 July 2019) was an Italian actor and comedian.[1]

Raffaele Pisu
Guerrino Pisu

(1925-05-24)24 May 1925
Bologna, Italy
Died31 July 2019 (aged 94)
RelativesMario Pisu (brother)

Life and career

Born in Bologna as Guerrino Pisu into a family of Sardinian origin, Pisu debuted in the drama theater and in 1945 he was one of the founders of the stage company L'attico.[2] He later focused on the avanspettacolo, working with the Nava Sisters, Isa Barzizza and Wanda Osiris.[2] He reached a large popularity with several variety shows on radio and later on television, notably with the variety television L'amico del giaguaro (1961–1964).[2][3] Pisu was also active in TV-movies and in films, usually in supporting roles.[2]

In 2005, Pisu won the Nastro d'Argento for best supporting actor for his performance in Paolo Sorrentino's The Consequences of Love.[4]


  1. E' morto Raffaele Pisu
  2. Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano. Gli attori. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402131.
  3. Aldo Grasso, Massimo Scaglioni, Enciclopedia della Televisione, Garzanti, Milano, 1996 – 2003. ISBN 881150466X.
  4. Anna de Martino (5 February 2005). "Nastri d'argento alla "Helzapoppin"". CineSpettacolo. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
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