Monday, September 22, 2014

Remembering Alfredo Adami

Alfredo Adami was born on September 2, 1914 in Supino, Lazio, Italy. Artistically born in the Theatre romanesco , working in its infancy with big names like Gustavo Cacini; Comedian and vaudeville revue between the 1940s and 1960s he was also a stage comedian, with his company magazine " Spettacoli Rosa", a large number of productions, with some being very successful. He was considered by critics to be a very talented comedian, winning the Hector Petrolini prize in the 1950s dedicated to Roman comic.
Thin and tall he finally appeared in the world of the cinema when he was no longer young, debuting in the film “Adua e le compagne”, ( 1960 ), directed by Antonio Pietrangeli .
He made several appearances in major Italian films, including “Roma”, (1972), by Federico Fellini, “Fantozz”, (1975), by Luciano Salce andPolvere di stella”, (1973), with Alberto Sordi, and in many genre films of the 1970s. He appeared in only one Euro-western; “The Handsome, the Ugly and the Stupid” in 1967.
Adami died in Rome on August 2, 1989 of heart failure and emphysema.
Today we remember Alfred Adami on what would have been his 100th birthday.

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