Lino Toffolo (31 December 1934 – 16 May 2016) was an Italian actor, singer-songwriter, author, and television presenter.
Life and career
Born in Murano (Venice), shortly after his debut he moved to Milan where he obtained his first successes in "Derby Club", performing the character of the drunkard who sang his songs in Venetian dialect. Toffolo made his film debut in 1968, in Chimera. He appeared in 24 titles between 1968 and 1978, including films by Dino Risi, Mario Monicelli, Salvatore Samperi, Pasquale Festa Campanile, then focused his works on stage and on television.
His variegated career includes three music albums and several music singles, of which the most successful was "Johnny Bassotto", that in 1972 ranked 2 in the Italian Hit Parade. Toffolo even wrote two books, A Ramengo and A Gratis, and is the author of two theatrical plays, Gelati caldi and Fisimat.
- Chimera (1968)
- When Women Had Tails (1970)
- Brancaleone at the Crusades (1970)
- Million Dollar Eel (1971)
- The Naked Cello (1971)
- In Love, Every Pleasure Has Its Pain (1971)
- Beati i ricchi (1972)
- When Women Lost Their Tails (1972)
- Little Funny Guy (1973)
- Lovers and Other Relatives (1974)
- La bellissima estate (1974)
- The Sensuous Nurse (1975)
- Yuppi du (1975)
- Lunatics and Lovers (1976)
- Sturmtruppen (1976)
- The Career of a Chambermaid (1976)
- One Day More (2011)
- "È morto Lino Toffolo, l’attore e musicista aveva 81 anni". La Stampa. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
- Giancarlo Colombo. Who's Who in Italy. Who's Who in Italy, 2006.
- Felice Cappa; Piero Gelli; Marco Mattarozzi. Dizionario dello spettacolo del '900. Baldini Castoldi Dalai, 1998.
- Dario Salvatori. Storia dell'Hit Parade. Gramese, 1989.
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