Armando Falconi

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Armando Falconi
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Falconi (left), Chiaretta Gelli and Carlo Campanini in Il birichino di papà (1943)
Born 10 July 1871
Rome, Lazio
Italy
Died 4 September 1954
Milan, Lombardy
Italy
Occupation Actor
Years active 1915-1944 (film)

Armando Falconi (1871–1954) was an Italian stage and film actor who appeared in more than forty films during his career. He played the lead in the 1931 comedy The Charmer.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Born in Rome, Falconi was the son of two Neapolitan stage actors.[2] He first worked as an employee and an officer before starting to work as a professional actor in the late 1890s.[2] In 1901 he married the actress Tina Di Lorenzo, with whom he often teamed up on stage.[2] Following several national and foreign tours, in 1912 he founded the Stable Company of the Manzoni Theatre in Milan.[2] Following the retirement of his wife in 1920, he directed the company Compagnia Comoedia, and headed in a number of other companies, notably having a remarkable success with the musical comedy Wunder Bar.[2] After having appeared in some mute films between 1915 and 1918, in the 1930s Falconi intensified his cinema activities, starring in a number of comedy films.[2] Widow since 1930, he remarried to actress Elisabetta Svoboda (also known with the stage name Lili Svett) in 1942.[2] His son Dino was a screenwriter, director, journalist and playwright.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Landy p.63-65
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Roberto Chiti, Roberto Poppi, Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano : Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402131. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Landy, Marcia. The Folklore of Consensus: Theatricality in the Italian Cinema, 1930-1943. SUNY Press, 2008.