Mario Scaccia

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Scaccia in La calandria (1972)

Mario Scaccia (26 December 1919 – 26 January 2011) was an Italian actor and author. He was a prominent figure in the Italian theatre of '900.

Biography[edit]

Born in Rome, the son of a painter, during the Second World War Scaccia was conscripted into the army as an officer in Sicily; made prisoner by the American army, he was taken in Morocco, where he remained three years.[1] In 1945 Scaccia returned to Rome, where he abandoned his studies in pedagogy and enrolled at the Accademia Nazionale di Arte Drammatica Silvio D'Amico, attending only the first year;[1] in 1946 he started appearing on stage, usually as character actor. In 1961 Scaccia was co-founder, together with Valeria Moriconi, Franco Enriquez and Glauco Mauri, of the Compagnia dei Quattro ("Company of the Four") that gained critical and commercial success.[1][2] At the same time Scaccia was a prolific character actor in films, TV series and radio-dramas.[1]

Scaccia was also an author and a poet; his works include several autobiographies.[2] He died in Rome at 91, as a result of complications for a surgical intervention.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Mario Scaccia, Il Diario dell'Anima, 1969
  • Mario Scaccia, Un disperato amore, 1972
  • Mario Scaccia, Zio cardinale, 1974
  • Mario Scaccia, Quattro mesi in platea, 1977
  • Mario Scaccia, Io e il teatro, 1978
  • Giovanni Giràud, Mario Scaccia, Il galantuomo per transazione, 1980
  • Mario Scaccia, L'antologia rifatta, 1981
  • Mario Scaccia, La verità inventata. Del mestiere dell'arte dell'attore, 1989
  • Mario Scaccia, Il mio Molière, 1994
  • Paolo Perrone Burali d'Arezzo, Mario Scaccia, Mario Verdone, Totò e Onorato, 1999
  • Mario Scaccia, Due braccia e una lira, 2004
  • Mario Scaccia, Interpretando la mia vita. Il mio teatro, i miei personaggi, la mia storia, 2009
  • Mario Scaccia, Maschere romane, 2010
  • Mario Scaccia, Per amore di una rima, 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano. Gremese Editore. 
  2. ^ a b Rodolfo Di Giammarco (27 January 2011). "Addio a Mario Scaccia gran signore della scena". La Repubblica. 
  3. ^ "Teatro, muore a 91 anni l'attore Mario Scaccia". Il Giornale. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 

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