Saro Urzì

Saro Urzì

Urzì in Seduced and Abandoned (1964)
Born Rosario Urzì
(1913-02-24)February 24, 1913
Catania, Italy
Died November 1, 1979(1979-11-01) (aged 66)
San Giuseppe Vesuviano, Italy
Nationality Italian
Occupation actor
Years active 1939-1977

Saro Urzì, (born Rosario Urzì, February 24, 1913 in Catania – November 1, 1979 in San Giuseppe Vesuviano) was an Italian actor.


Born in Sicilia, he moved to Rome to seek his fortune.

He met Pietro Germi in 1949 and appears in Germi's In nome della legge, a film for which he won Nastro d'Argento as Best Supporting Actor. He became Germi's favourite actor, working together with him in Path of Hope (1950), The Railroad Man (1956), The Facts of Murder (1959), Alfredo, Alfredo (1972) and most notably Seduced and Abandoned in 1964. That film earned him Best Actor awards at the Cannes Film Festival and the Nastro d'Argento the following year.

He acted in Don Camillo sequels, John Huston's Beat the Devil, Luigi Comencini's Bread, Love and Jealousy, and international films such as Woman of Straw, and Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather as Signor Vitelli, father of Michael Corleone's love Apollonia.

Selected filmography

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