Mario Scaccia

Mario Scaccia

Scaccia in La calandria (1972)
Born 26 December 1919 (1919-12-26)
Rome, Italy
Died 26 January 2011 (2011-01-27) (aged 91)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Actor, author

Mario Scaccia (26 December 1919 – 26 January 2011) was an Italian actor and author. He was a prominent figure in the Italian theatre of '900.


Born in Rome, the son of a painter, during the Second World War Scaccia was conscripted into the army as an officer in Sicily; made prisoner by the American army, he was taken in Morocco, where he remained three years.[1] In 1945 Scaccia returned to Rome, where he abandoned his studies in pedagogy and enrolled at the Accademia Nazionale di Arte Drammatica Silvio D'Amico, attending only the first year;[1] in 1946 he started appearing on stage, usually as character actor. In 1961 Scaccia was co-founder, together with Valeria Moriconi, Franco Enriquez and Glauco Mauri, of the Compagnia dei Quattro ("Company of the Four") that gained critical and commercial success.[1][2] At the same time Scaccia was a prolific character actor in films, TV series and radio-dramas.[1]

Scaccia was also an author and a poet; his works include several autobiographies.[2] He died in Rome at 91, as a result of complications for a surgical intervention.[3]

Selected filmography



  1. 1 2 3 4 Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano. Gremese Editore.
  2. 1 2 Rodolfo Di Giammarco (27 January 2011). "Addio a Mario Scaccia gran signore della scena". La Repubblica.
  3. "Teatro, muore a 91 anni l'attore Mario Scaccia". Il Giornale. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
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