Venetian actor Lino Toffolo dead
Artist worked with director Mario Monicelli, among others
May 18, 2016
Venice, May 18 - Lino Toffolo, a Venetian actor, singer-songwriter and cabaret performer, died Wednesday at the age of 82. Toffolo made his debut in the 1960s at Milan's "Derby" alongside performers such as Enzo Jannacci. He worked in film with director Mario Monicelli and produced theme songs for television shows including "Johnny Bassotto".
Toffolo was an ardent follower of society and current affairs, and as recently as May 9 he spoke out on his Facebook page against the trend among young people of taking selfies on train tracks.
On Wednesday Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro paid tribute to Toffolo on Twitter. "Ciao #LinoToffolo, authentic interpreter of Venetian sentiment. The city embraces you and thanks you," Brugnaro tweeted.
Davide Zoggia, a Venetian MP for the Democratic Party (PD), said that in Toffolo's death, Venice "loses a cultural and show business giant".
"Lino Toffolo, in addition to having been an extraordinary actor, and his career shows it, working side-by-side with people the caliber of (Marcello) Mastroianni and (Vittorio) Gassman, was witness to a way of being Venetian that doesn't exist anymore," Zoggia said.
Born: 12/30/1934, Murano, Venice, Veneto, Italy
Died: 5/18/2016, Murano, Venice, Veneto, Italy
Lino Toffolo’s western – actor:
In the Name of the Father - 1969 (Paul