Luigi Almirante

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Luigi Almirante
Luigi Almirante by Mario Nunes Vais.jpg
Born (1886-09-30)30 September 1886
Tunis, Tunisia
Died 6 May 1963(1963-05-06) (aged 76)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Actor
Years active 1921–1955

Luigi Almirante (30 September 1884 – 6 May 1963) was an Italian stage and film actor. He appeared in 62 films between 1921 and 1955.

Life and career[edit]

The son of a stage actor, Almirante was born in Tunis where the theatrical company of his father was touring at the time. He debuted on stage aged 14 years old.[1]

Active in humorous roles since 1907, Almirante had his acting breakthrough in 1909 with the "Grand Guignol" stage company directed by Alfredo Sainati (it). During the World War I, he served at the Soldier's Theatre in Udine, under Renato Simoni. After the war, he was part of the Antonio Gandusio company for three years, and then joined the Theater Company Niccodemi, staying there until 1923.[1]

In 1925 Almirante formed with his cousin Italia Almirante Manzini a stage company which lenghty toured with some success in the United States. In 1928 he formed a company together with Giuditta Rissone and Sergio Tofano, and in 1931 he established a short-lived company with Andreina Pagnani and Nino Besozzi. Starting from 1932 he gradually focused in films, even if mainly cast in supporting and character roles. He was also active as a teacher at the Accademia d'Arte Drammatica, a voice actor and a dubber.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Roberta Ascarelli. "Almirante, Luigi". Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, Volume 34. Treccani, 1988.

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