Friday, June 5, 2015

RIP Giacomo Furia

RIP Giacomo Furia

Il Mattino
June 5, 2015

Goodbye to Giacomo Furia, the last of the great character actors.  He played with Toto and Loren

Actor Giacomo Furia Campania passed away at age 90, the last of the great character actors of our cinema.  The actor died in Rome, where the funeral will be held Monday.

Fury was born in Arienzo, in the province of Caserta, on January 2, 1925. As a boy, thanks to an after-school summer job, he got to know Eduardo De Filippo and from there he began his acting career.

He debuted in the theater on December 7, 1945 with the company of De Filippo. In "Naples Millionaire" playing the role of Peppe "or ratchet".  He debuted in film in 1947 under the direction of Mario Mattioli with Assunta Spina.  In his career he was also a voice actor and has worked, with among others, Anna Magnani.  In 1997 his biography was released: Le maggiorate, il principe e l'ultimo degli onesti, 30 unpublished stories of Toto, Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, the brothers De Filippo, Vittorio De Sica and Tina Pica, written by journalist Michael Avitabile and told by Giacomo Furia, with a moving letter preface by Sophia Loren and interventions by Maurizio Costanzo, Marcello D'Orta and Antonio Lubrano.

FURIA, Giacomo (Giacomo Matteo Furia)
Born: 1/2/1925, Naples, Compania, Italy
Died: 6/5/2015, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Giacomo Furia’s westerns – actor:
The Dream of Zorro - 1951 (Panchito)
Vengeance Ranch - 1965
And God Said to Cain - 1969 (Juanito)
Where the Bullets Fly – 1972 (Gennarino)

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