Thursday, January 6, 2022

RIP Mariano Laurenti

Italian director, writer Mariano Laurenti died in Gubbio, Umbria, Italy on January 6, 2022. He was 92. Born in Rome on April 15, 1929. He started as a script supervisor and later became an assistant director for, among others, Mauro Bolognini and Stefano Vanzina. He directed 50 films between 1966 and 1999, being mainly active in the "sexy comedies” genre of Italian films. Laurenti was the assistant director on 1962’s “Terrible Sheriff”, a writer as Francesco Martino on 1968’s “A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof” and directed Franco Franchi in 1975’s “The Grandson of Zorro”.

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