Wednesday, May 18, 2016

RIP Lino Toffolo

Italian singer, songwriter, stage, film, TV actor Lino Toffolo died in his hometown of Murano, Venice, Italy on May18th. He was 81. After his birth December 30, 1934, he moved to Milan where he obtained his first success in "Derby Club", performing the character of the drunkard who sang his songs in Venetian dialect. Toffolo made his film debut in 1968, in Chimera. He appeared in 24 titles between 1968 and 1978, including his only Euro-western “In the Name of the Father” (1969) in the role of Paul). He appeared in films by Dino Risi, Mario Monicelli, Salvatore Samperi, Pasquale Festa Campanile, then focused his works on stage and on television.

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