Peppino De Filippo

Peppino De Filippo (August 24, 1903 - January 27, 1980) was an Italian actor. De Filippo was born in Naples, brother of actor and playwright Eduardo De Filippo and of Titina. He made his stage debut at the age of six. He played in several movies such as Rome-Paris-Rome, Variety Lights, A Day in Court, Ferdinand I, King of Naples and Boccaccio '70. He is however most remembered for his several artistic partnerships with Totò, on movies such as Totò, Peppino e la malafemmina and La banda degli onesti. He died in Rome. Son of playwright Eduardo Scarpetta and brother of Eduardo e Titina, he debuted still in his childhood. After several attempts with different acting companies, as a utility player, in 1931 he and his siblings founded the Compagnia Teatro Umoristico: i De Filippo. It was a very successful experience, featuring tours all over Italy, new comedies, enthusiastics ratings by critics, and sold out in theaters. However, in 1944, due to a controversy with his brother, Peppino abandoned the company.


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