Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Who Are Those Guys? ~ Dino Curcio


Alfredo Curcio was born in Naples, Campania, Italy on December 22, 1922. He was the son of the publisher Armando Curcio [1900-1957], he made his film debut in 1953 in “A Neapolitan Turkish” by Mario Mattoli, starring Totò, in the role of Michele, a worker of Don Pasquale (played by Carlo Campanini). In the same year he starred in the episode “Il paraninfo” of the film “Villa Borghese” by Gianni Franciolini, in the role of Beniamino. He was also one of the main actors of the “Neapolitan Tarantella”, reduction of a musical magazine, directed by Camillo Mastrocinque. He later appeared in Franciolini's “Roman Tales of 1955”, in the role of the barber Pasquale, and in theater in the magazine “A prescindere of 1956”.

In the sixties and seventies he acted in some works of television prose; he was one of the main interpreters of Aldo Palazzeschi 's transposition of Rome and of the television presentation of the comedy ‘Mustafà’, one of the workhorses of Ettore Petrolini. He also took part in some television dramas: in 1965 ‘Tonight Mark Twain Speaks’ and in 1978 ‘Il Balordo’, with Tino Buazzelli.

As for his publishing activity, in 1957 he replaced his father as the director of the family publishing house. Under his direction, alongside the sector of lecture notes, publications such as the Great Encyclopedia Curcio (which reached hundreds of thousands of copies), the Encyclopedia Curcio for all (edited by Curcio with Giancarlo Vigorelli ), works of archeology, history, art, computer science, psychology, dictionaries, classical music encyclopedias, a history of cinema and a history of philosophy. In 1979 he bought the Longanesi publishing house in partnership with Luciano Mauri, patron of the Messaggerie.

CURCIO, Dino (Alfredo Curcio) [12/22/1922, Naples, Campania, Italy – 12/30/1986, Rone, Lazio, Italy] – theater, film, TV, voice actor, son of publisher Armando Curcio [1900-1957].

The Two Sergeants of General Custer – 1965 (Major Carter)

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