Renzo Ricci

Renzo Ricci (1899–1978) was an Italian stage and film actor. He was also a noted theatre director. Ricci played the title role in Roberto Rossellini's 1961 film Garibaldi.[1]

Renzo Ricci
Born(1899-09-27)27 September 1899
Died20 October 1978(1978-10-20) (aged 79)
Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Years active1931–1978 (film)

Life and career

Born in Florence, Ricci started acting in a local dramatic society while still being a student of the Istituto tecnico, and made his professional debut in 1915, with the stage company held by Emma Gramatica.[2] Mainly active on stage, he was a member of several companies, notably the Giorgio Strehler's company at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan.[2] In 1957 he won the San Genesio Prize for his performance in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night.[2] He was married with actress Margherita Bagni with whom he had a daughter, Nora, also an actress, and later he divorced and married another stage actress, Eva Magni.[2]

Selected filmography


  1. Bondanella, Peter. The Films of Roberto Rossellini. Cambridge University Press, 1993. p.165.
  2. Roberto Chiti, Roberto Poppi, Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano : Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884402697.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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