|born on||20 August 1886 at 17:25 (= 5:25 PM )|
|Place||Roma, Italy, 41n54, 12e29|
|Timezone||LST m12e29 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||27°31' 02°33 Asc. 28°30'|
Italian actor, director, playwright, scene designer and illustrator.
In 1909, he made his first appearance on stage with Ermete Novelli, then joined Virgilio Talli's company (1913-1923). He soon specialized as a comic actor, giving his role a new elegance and complexity. He worked with other famous actors and directors: Dario Niccodemi (1924-1927); Luigi Almirante and Giuditta Rissone (1927-1930), Elsa Merlini, Vittorio De Sica, Evi Maltagliati, and Gino Cervi, etc. During those years, he made his famous performances as Doctor Knock in Jules Romains' play, and as Professor Toti in Luigi Pirandello's Pensaci, Giacomino!. He also starred in important theatrical firms.
After the Second World War, he worked with important directors, like Luchino Visconti and Giorgio Strehler.
In 1917, Tofano invented, for a children's magazine, Il Corriere dei Piccoli, a famous character, Signor Bonaventura, whose adventures lasted for more than forty years. He used to sign as Sto.
He died on 28 October 1973.
Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file quotes Gauquelin.
- Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Illustrator)
- Vocation : Art : Stage/ Set design
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Stage, film, TV, radio)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
- Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
- Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script