Giacomo Furia

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Giacomo Furia
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Giacomo Furia in 2013
Born (1925-01-02)2 January 1925
Arienzo, Italy
Died (2015-06-05)5 June 2015 (aged 90)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Actor
Years active 1948-1998

Giacomo Furia (2 January 1925 – 5 June 2015) was an Italian film, television and stage actor. He appeared in more than 130 films between 1948 and 1998.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Arienzo, near Caserta, Furia started his acting career thanks to Eduardo De Filippo, he had met through an after-school summer job; he made his professional debut on stage in 1945, in De Filippo's "Napoli milionaria".[1] He made his film debut three years later, in Mario Mattoli's Assunta Spina;[2][1] mainly cast in character roles, he was often a sidekick of Totò, notably landing a major role in The Band of Honest Men.[2][1] His credits include films directed by Federico Fellini, Vittorio De Sica, Roberto Rossellini and Francesco Rosi.[2] In 1997 Furia released an autobiography written in collaboration with Michele Avitabile, Le maggiorate, il principe e l'ultimo degli onesti.[1] He died on 5 June 2015, aged 90.[2]

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