Tino Schirinzi

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Tito Schirinzi in 1970

Tino Schirinzi (12 August 1934 - 18 August 1993), was an Italian actor and stage director.

Born in Taranto, Schirinzi graduated in medicine,[1] then he devoted himself to the theatre, often working at the Teatro Stabile in Turin and at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan.[2] He created a successful artistic partnership with Piera Degli Esposti, and took part in Italian theatrical debut of Patrice Chéreau.[2] After 1968, he was author of irreverent reinterpretations of works by Gabriele d'Annunzio, Carlo Goldoni and of the Elizabethan theatre which resulted in a resounding firing from the Vittoriale theatre.[2]

Less active in cinema, in 1983 Schirinzi won a Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actor thanks to his performance in Sciopèn.[3]

Struck by an incurable cancer, for which he had lost his speech, in 1993 he killed himself with his wife Daisy Lumini, by jumping from the viaduct under construction on the Bilancino dam near Barberino di Mugello.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gianluca Monastra (20 August 1993). "Tino e Daisy morti d'amore". La Repubblica. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d F. Cappa, Piero Gelli, Marco Mattarozzi. Dizionario dello spettacolo del '900. Dalai editore, 1998. ISBN 8880892959. 
  3. ^ Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211. 
  4. ^ Francesco Matteini (20 August 1993). "Giù dal viadotto mano nella mano". La Stampa. 

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