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Giacomo Furia

Giacomo Furia

Italian film actor and voice actor
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Quick Facts
Intro Italian film actor and voice actor
Countries Italy
Occupations Actor Screenwriter Stage actor
Gender male
Birth January 2, 1925 (Naples, Metropolitan city of Naples, Campania, Italy)
Death June 5, 2015 (Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio, Italy)
Giacomo Furia
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Biography

Giacomo Furia (2 January 1925 – 5 June 2015) was an Italian film, television and stage actor. He appeared in more than 130 films between 1948 and 1998.

Life and career

Born in Arienzo, near Caserta, Furia started his acting career thanks to Eduardo De Filippo, he had met through an after-school summer job; he made his professional debut on stage in 1945, in De Filippo's "Napoli milionaria". He made his film debut three years later, in Mario Mattoli's Assunta Spina; mainly cast in character roles, he was often a sidekick of Totò, notably landing a major role in The Band of Honest Men. His credits include films directed by Federico Fellini, Vittorio De Sica, Roberto Rossellini and Francesco Rosi. In 1997 Furia released an autobiography written in collaboration with Michele Avitabile, Le maggiorate, il principe e l'ultimo degli onesti. He died on 5 June 2015, aged 90.

Selected filmography

  • Assunta Spina (1948)
  • Toto Looks For a House (1949)
  • The Bride Can't Wait (1949)
  • Snow White and the Seven Thieves (1949)
  • Variety Lights (1950)
  • Arrivano i nostri (1951)
  • The Dream of Zorro (1952)
  • The Doctor of the Mad (1954)
  • The Gold of Naples (1954)
  • The Cheerful Squadron (1954)
  • Are We Men or Corporals? (1955)
  • Destination Piovarolo (1955)
  • The Two Friends (1955)
  • The Band of Honest Men (1956)
  • Peccato di castità (1956)
  • Peppino, le modelle e chella là (1957)
  • Susanna Whipped Cream (1957)
  • Toto, Peppino and the Fanatics (1958)
  • Adorable and a Liar (1958)
  • Toto in the Moon (1958)
  • Angel in a Taxi (1958)
  • The Thieves (1959)
  • Toto in Madrid (1959)
  • Ragazzi del Juke-Box (1959)
  • My Wife's Enemy (1959)
  • Ferdinando I, re di Napoli (1959)
  • La cambiale (1959)
  • Guardatele ma non toccatele (1959)
  • Howlers in the Dock (1960)
  • Sweet Deceptions (1960)
  • Black City (1961)
  • Ursus in the Valley of the Lions (1961)
  • Akiko (1961)
  • The Monk of Monza (1963)
  • Toto vs. the Black Pirate (1964)
  • Fantabulous Inc. (1967)
  • Il ragazzo che sorride (1969)
  • And God Said to Cain (1970)
  • Mr. Superinvisible (1970)
  • La ragazza del prete (1970)
  • Io non spezzo... rompo (1971)
  • Commissariato di notturna (1974, also screenwriter)
  • Substitute Teacher (1975)
  • La compagna di banco (1977)
  • The Payoff (1978)
  • Il lupo e l'agnello (1980)
  • L'onorevole con l'amante sotto il letto (1981)
  • Crime at the Chinese Restaurant (1981)
  • Vediamoci chiaro (1984)
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http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2009161681
http://www.ilmattino.it/NAPOLI/CULTURA/addio-a-giacomo-furia-l-amp-39-ultimo-dei-grandi-caratteristi.-recit-amp-ograve-con-tot-amp-ograve-e-la-loren/notizie/1394420.shtml
http://napoli.repubblica.it/cronaca/2015/06/05/news/addio_a_giacomo_furia_spalla_di_toto_-116129768/
http://opac.sbn.it/opacsbn/opac/iccu/scheda_authority.jsp?bid=IT%5CICCU%5CCFIV%5C164208
http://isni.org/isni/0000000072026403
https://www.allmovie.com/artist/p25365
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0298889/
https://d-nb.info/gnd/1061359298
https://viaf.org/viaf/101501712
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q121456
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/101501712
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