Summary: Italian film actor and the last grand Italian comic star of his generation who worked with some of the greatest Italian directors and made appearances in 110 productions in a career that spanned 54 years, whose films including Straziami, Ma di Baci Saziami (Torture Me But Kill Me with Kisses) in 1968, Nell'Anno del Signore (The Conspirators) in 1969, and Pane e Cioccolata (Bread and Chocolate) in 1973, and who won the hearts of Italians by playing Pinocchio's puppetmaker Gepetto on TV in the early 1970's.
Cause of Death: Complications from aftereffects of a stroke
Born: March 22, 1921
Died: June 4, 2004
Location: Rome, Italy