Franco Volpi

Franco Volpi
Born 11 July 1921 (1921-07-11)
Milan, Italy
Died 1 January 1997 (1997-02) (aged 75)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Actor

Franco Volpi (11 July 1921 – 1 January 1997) was an Italian actor and voice actor.

Life and career

Born in Milan, Volpi formed at the Accademia dei Filodrammatici and debuted on stage in 1938, aged 17, in the company held by Renzo Ricci and Laura Adani.[1][2] He often worked with Ernesto Calindri, on stage, on television and in a popular series of commercials.[1][2][3] He is regarded as one of the early stars of Italian television miniseries (the so-called "sceneggiati").[2][3]

Volpi died of tumor, aged 75.[2]


  1. 1 2 Roberto Chiti, Roberto Poppi, Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano : Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884402697.
  2. 1 2 3 4 Roberto Rombi (2 January 1997). "Franco Volpi gentiluomo d'altri tempi". La Repubblica. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  3. 1 2 Maurizio Porro (2 January 1997). "Morto Franco Volpi, re dello sceneggiato e in teatro acclamato con Calindri". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 6 September 2015.

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