Turi Ferro

Turi Ferro (10 January 1921 – 10 May 2001) was an Italian film, television and stage actor. He is considered the most important actor in the Sicilian theatre post-World War II era. Ferro launched his own theatrical company in 1953 alongside his wife, the actress Rosina Anselmi, and then he staged in a great number of works by Sicilian authors. His stage credits include works directed by Roberto Rossellini and Giorgio Strehler. From the early 70's he started appearing in RAI Television, in appreciated and successful TV-series. His film career is less profilic (he appeared in only 33 films between 1962 and 1998), but includes notable roles in popular titles as the mafiamen of The Seduction of Mimi and the Ignazio of Malizia. In 1974 he received a special David di Donatello for "the value and success of his performances".


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