Monday, February 15, 2010

RIP Gian Fabio Bosco

Gian Fabio Bosco, half of the famous comedy team of Ric and Gian. died in a Lavagna, Genoa hospital on Sunday, February 14, 2010. He was 73. Bosco had been hospitalized for several days suffering from an aneurism. Born in Florence, Italy on July 30, 1936 he had acted alone and teamed with Ric Miniggio as Ric and Gian for more than 60 years. Gian's parents were both stage actors and he first appeared on stage at the age of 8, in the Gilberto Govi acting theater along with his parents. He then worked with comedians Gino Bramieri and then Mario Ferrero before meeting singer/dancer Riccardo Miniggio in the '50s. They teamed together as Jerry and Fabio until later going by Ric and Gian. The comedy team lasted until 1987 when they both decided to go their separate ways. Gian then focused on a solo career in theater and films. He was still acting on television into the current century. Gian Fabio Bosco made one Eurowestern with his partner Riccardo Miniggio in the 1967 film Ric & Gian all conquista del West (Rick & John Conquerors the West).

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