Monday, May 20, 2013

RIP Carlo Monni

Actor-poet Carlo Monni has died
Actor and poet Carlo Monni died in a Florence hospital on Sunday May 19, 2013, after a long illness. Born in Campi Bisenzio, Florence on October 23, 1943, Monni started his artistic activity in the early 1970s, as an actor in the Tuscan vernacular comic theater. After having played some minor roles in a number of low budget films, his popularity peaked in the second half of 1970s, as the sidekick of his real life friend Roberto Benigni in a series of successful stage works, TV-programs, and then such films as “Berlinguer”, I Love You” (1977), “Seeking Asylum” (1979), “Tu mi turbi” (1983), “Nothing Left to Do But Cry” (1984). From then on Monni started a productive career as a character actor, accumulating over 300 appearances between cinema and theater.
Monti appeared as the dentist in “For a Book of Dollars” (1973) starring Lincoln Tate.

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