Tofano, Sergio

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Name
Tofano, Sergio Gender: M
born on 20 August 1886 at 17:25 (= 5:25 PM )
Place Roma, Italy, 41n54, 12e29
Timezone LST m12e29 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 27°31' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 02°33 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 28°30'



Sergio Tofano (At right, with the Italian writer Luigi Silori in 1959)
photo: Duccio55, license cc-by-sa-3.0

Biography

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.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file quotes Gauquelin.

Categories

  • 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