Pino Caruso

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Pino Caruso
Pino Caruso.jpg
Caruso in The Sunday Woman (1975)
Born (1934-10-12) 12 October 1934 (age 80)
Palermo

Giuseppe Caruso (born 12 October 1934), best known as Pino Caruso, is an Italian actor, author and TV-personality.

Life and career[edit]

Caruso was born in Palermo, and debuted as dramatic stage actor in his home town in 1957. In 1965 he moved to Rome and entered the theater company "Il Bagaglino". He gained a great popularity taking part to several RAI variety shows such as Che domenica amici (1968), Gli amici della domenica (1970), Teatro 10 (1971),Dove sta Zazà (1973), Mazzabubù (1975), Due come noi (1979).

Caruso was the president of the Italian Actors Union from 1979 to 1989.[1]

From 1995 to 1997, upon appointment by Palermo Mayor Leoluca Orlando,Caruso planned and directed Palermo in scena, a two-months artistic and theatrical Festival (held from 14 July to 14 September).[2] In 2001, the Extraordinary Commissioner of the city Ettore Serio called Caruso to repeat the experience.[3]

Since 1976 Caruso has also collaborated regularly with newspapers and magazines, being columnist among others for daily newspapers Il Mattino, Il Messaggero, Paese Sera, L'Avanti, Il Tempo, La Sicilia.[4] He is also author of numerous books, ranging from various genres.

He has taken part in approximately 30 films, debuting as director in 1977 with the film Ride bene chi ride ultimo.

He is married to stage actress Marilisa Ferzetti and is the father of the voice actor Francesco Caruso.[4] He's vegetarian.[5]

Selected filmography[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • L'uomo comune, 1985, Novecento
  • I delitti di via della Loggia, 1991, Novecento
  • Il diluvio universale. Acqua passata, 1995, Novecento
  • La Sicilia vista da me: mafia, chiesa, sicilitudine, 1997, Papfo
  • Il venditore di racconti, 2003, Marsilio
  • Un comico urgente a via Cavour, 2003, Baldini e Castoldi
  • L'uomo comune (edizione rinnovata), 2005, Marsilio
  • Ho dei pensieri che non condivido, 2009, Mauro Bonanno editore
  • Il silenzio dell'ultima notte, 2009, Flaccovio editore
  • Nasco improvvisamente a Palermo, 2011, Mauro Bonanno editore

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fumarola, Silvia (17 June 1989). "L'accordo con la Rai è fatto ma divide il sindacato attori". La Repubblica. Retrieved 2011-09-29. 
  2. ^ Di Mauro, Nicola. "Il teatro è un museo, la tv è senza qualità". Il Nostro Tempo. Retrieved 2011-09-29. 
  3. ^ Laura, Nobile (30 March 2001). "Caruso, il gran ritorno a 'Palermo di scena'". La Repubblica. Retrieved 2011-09-29. 
  4. ^ a b "La pagina di PINO CARUSO". Antonio Genna. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  5. ^ Fabio Vento, Lucia Russo (4 April 2011). "La Palermo Vegetariana intervista Pino Caruso". La Palermo Vegetariana. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 

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