Lino Toffolo

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Lino Toffolo
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Toffolo in Yuppi du (1975)
Born (1934-12-31) 31 December 1934 (age 80)
Murano, Italy

Lino Toffolo (born December 31, 1934) is an Italian actor, singer-songwriter, author and television presenter.

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.[1][2] Toffolo made his film debut in 1968, in Chimera.[2] 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.[3] Toffolo even wrote two books, A Ramengo and A Gratis, and is the author of two theatrical plays, Gelati caldi and Fisimat.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Giancarlo Colombo. Who's Who in Italy. Who's Who in Italy, 2006. 
  2. ^ a b c Felice Cappa, Piero Gelli, Marco Mattarozzi. Dizionario dello spettacolo del '900. Baldini Castoldi Dalai, 1998. 
  3. ^ Dario Salvatori. Storia dell'Hit Parade. Gramese, 1989. 

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