Eduardo De Filippo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Eduardo de Filippo)
Jump to: navigation, search
Senator for life
Eduardo De Filippo
Eduardo De Filippo.jpg
Born (1900-05-24)24 May 1900
Naples, Campania, Italy
Died 31 October 1984(1984-10-31) (aged 84)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Isabella Quarantotti (m. 1977) (d.2005)
Thea Prandi (1956-1959) (d.1961)
Dorothy Pennington (1928-1956) Vanna Polverosi

Eduardo De Filippo (24 May 1900 – 31 October 1984) was an Italian actor, playwright, screenwriter, author and poet, best known for his Neapolitan works Filumena Marturano and Napoli Milionaria.

Biography[edit]

De Filippo was born in Naples to playwright Eduardo Scarpetta and theatre seamstress and costumier Luisa De Filippo. He began acting at the age of five and in 1932 formed a theater company with his brother Peppino and sister Titina, called compagnia del Teatro Umoristico I De Filippo. Peppino left the troupe in 1944 and Titina departed by the early 1950s. De Filippo starred in De Sica's L'oro di Napoli with Totò and Sophia Loren in 1954. In 1973 a production of his Sabato, domenica e lunedi (1959, Saturday, Sunday and Monday), starring Laurence Olivier in the lead role, won the London drama critics' award.[1][2] His translation of Shakespeare's The Tempest into Neapolitan was published in 1982.

In 1981, De Filippo was appointed life senator of the Italian Republic. He died four years later in Rome. His artistic legacy has been carried over by his son.

Works[edit]

Theatre[edit]

  • Farmacia di turno (The All-night Chemist, 1920)
  • Uomo e galantuomo (Man and Gentleman, 1922)
  • *Requie a l'anema soja/I morti non fanno paura (May his soul rest, 1926)
  • Ditegli sempre di sì (Always tell him "yes", 1927)
  • Filosoficamente (Philosophically, 1928)
  • Sik-sik, l'artefice magico (Sik-sik the magical maker, 1929)
  • Chi è cchiu' felice 'e me (Who's Happier than Me?, 1929)
  • Quei figuri di trent'anni fa (Those Dudes of 30 Years Ago, 1929)
  • Ogni anno punto e da capo (Every Year Back from the Start, 1931)
  • È arrivato 'o trentuno (The 31st is Here, 1931)
  • Natale in casa Cupiello (Christmas at the Cupiello's, 1931)
  • La voce del padrone/Il successo del giorno (Success of the Day, 1932)
  • Napoli milionaria (The Millions of Naples, 1945)
  • Filumena Marturano (1946)
  • Questi fantasmi (These Ghosts, 1946)
  • Le voci di dentro (Inner Voices, 1948)
  • Mia famiglia (Family of Mine, 1955)
  • Bene mio e core mio (My Heart, my Treasure, 1955)
  • De Pretore Vincenzo (Vincent De Pretore, 1957)
  • Sabato, domenica e lunedì (Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 1959)
  • Il sindaco del rione Sanità (Mayor of "Sanità" alley, 1961)
  • L'arte della commedia' ("The Art of Comedy", 1964)
  • Il monumento (The Monument 1970)
  • Gli esami non finiscono mai (Exams never end, 1973)

Filmography[edit]

Totò and Eduardo De Filippo in Napoli Milionaria.

References[edit]

External links[edit]