Orfei, Nando

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Orfei, Nando Gender: M
Ferdinando Orfei
born on 29 July 1934 at 01:30 (= 01:30 AM )
Place Portomaggiore, Italy, 44n42, 11e48
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Bordoni
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 05°12' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 10°36 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 21°06'


Italian circus performer and film and theatre actor. Scion of the well-known Orfei circus dynasty, Nando Orfei performed from an early age as an actor, comedian, trainer, juggler and clown in family shows.

His cinematic experiences occurred in only four films, two of which were directed by Federico Fellini. In Amarcord (1973), he gave an extraordinary performance in the role of Titta's uncle.

He was the brother of Liana Orfei; cousin of Moira Orfei; father of Paride, Gioia and Ambra Orfei; and was married from 1963 to Anita Gambarutti.

He died on 7 October 2014 in Milan, at age 80, after a long illness.

Link to Wikipedia biography (Italian)


  • parent->child relationship with Orfei, Ambra (born 23 October 1965)
  • sibling relationship with Orfei, Liana (born 6 January 1937)
  • has other family relationship with Orfei, Moira (born 21 December 1931). Notes: Cousin


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file quotes him.


  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film and theatre)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Circus/ Animal acts (Actor, comedian, trainer, juggler, clown)