|born on||18 December 1871 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )|
|Place||Catania, Italy, 37n30, 15e06|
|Timezone||LST m13e22 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||25°48' 16°46 Asc. 17°00'|
Italian actor in theatre and film, known for his comic abilities as well as for his carefully drawn psychological portraits.
Born into a poor Sicilian family, Musco worked at a number of menial, odd jobs in his youth, spending time as a barber, a shoemaker, and a mason. He broke into theatrical work by finding employment with the Opera dei Pupi, the local marionette theatre. In 1899 he joined the theatrical company of Giovanni Grasso, whose actors performed only in the Sicilian language.
In 1902 Musco began a collaboration with Nino Martoglio, who had seen him in Rome in Luigi Capuana's Malia and Giuseppe Rizzotto and Gaetano Mosca's I Mafiusi. Martoglio became director of Musco's company in 1907, and wrote for him the plays San Giovanni decollatu and L'aria del continente. Musco also collaborated with Pier Maria Rosso di San Secondo, author of the play Madre, and he worked with Marinella Bragaglia and Rosina Anselmi. He also founded his own theatre company, supported by the critic Renato Simoni and by Luigi Pirandello. The latter wrote a number of comedies for him to play, including Il berretto a sonagli (which he played in Rome), Liolà, and Pensaci, Giacomino!. This last was filmed with Musco in the lead role; his cinematic career had begun in 1932 and was a great success.
Musco died suddenly on 6 October 1937 in Milan, immediately after a performance. He was the subject of a documentary directed by Giorgio Walter Chili in 1953, C'era una volta Angelo Musco.
- associate relationship with Pirandello, Luigi (born 28 June 1867)
Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file quotes Gauquelin.
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Theatre and film)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy