Roberto Roberti

Roberto Roberti (24 July 1879 – 10 January 1959)[1] was an Italian actor, screenwriter and film director. He made over sixty films, mostly during the silent era. He was born Vincenzo Leone,[1] but adopted Roberti as his screen name. He was married to the actress Bice Valerian. Their son Sergio Leone became a celebrated director.[2]

Roberto Roberti
Roberti in 1918
Vincenzo Leone

(1879-07-24)24 July 1879
Died10 January 1959(1959-01-10) (aged 79)
Torella dei Lombardi, Campania, Italy
Other namesVincenzo Leone
OccupationActor, writer, director
Years active1911-1950 (film)
Spouse(s)Bice Valerian
ChildrenSergio Leone

During the 1910s Roberti made a number of films for the Turin-based Aquila Films, often featuring his wife in a leading role. He then moved to Caesar Film where he directed eighteen films starring the diva Francesca Bertini.[1]

Selected filmography


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