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Totò

Totò was born Antonio Clemente in a poor district of Naples, the illegitimate son of Anna Clemente from Sicily and Marquis Giuseppe De Curtis from Naples.  Nicknamed “il principe della risata’ ("the prince of laughter"), he was an Italian comedian, film and theatre actor, writer, singer and songwriter, and widely considered one of the greatest Italian artists of the 20th century.  While he first gained his popularity as a comic actor, his dramatic roles, poetry, and songs are all of cultural import; his style and a number of his recurring jokes and gestures have become universally known memes in Italy. As a comic actor, Totò is classified as an heir of the Commedia dell'Arte tradition, and has been compared to such figures as Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.  At the age of 15, he was already acting as a comedian in small theatres, under pseudonym "Clerment". His early repertoire mostly consisted in imitations of Gustavo De Marco's characters.  He served in the army during World War I and then went back to acting to develop the trademarks of his style.    In 1937, he appeared in his first movie "Fermo con le mani", and later starred in other 96 films, many of which are still frequently broadcast on Italian television.In his vast cinematographic career, Totò had the opportunity to act side by side with virtually all major Italian actors of the time. Totò's unmistakable figure, with his peculiarly irregular face (due to an accident in his teen years), and his unique trademark ability to disarticulate his body like a marionette, soon became very popular and his comic gags became part of the Italian culture. Totò died at the age of 69 in Rome, after a series of heart attacks. Due to overwhelming popular request there were three funeral services: the first in Rome, and the second and third in Naples. Totò's birth home has been recently opened to the public as a museum.


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Born:
Feb 15, 1898 In Naples - Campania - Italy
Movie/TV Credits:
117
First Appeared:
In the movie Hands Off Me! 1937-03-06
Latest Project:
Movie Toto - Baloise Sessions 2015-11-12
Known For
Poster of Totò contro il Pirata Nero
Poster of Totòtruffa '62
Poster of Toto and Marcellino
Poster of Totò all'inferno
Filmography
Movie Toto - Baloise Sessions 2015-11-12
Movie Toto: 35th Anniversary Tour - Live In Poland 2014-04-28
Movie Toto: Falling in Between Live 2007-03-26
Movie Toto Kingdom of Desire LIVE 1992-11-02
Movie Toto - Greatest Hits Live... And More 1991-01-01
Movie Cinema Paradiso The Suitor - Disguises Himself as Dummy / Band Leader (archive footage) (uncredited) 1988-11-17
Movie Un sorriso, uno schiaffo, un bacio in bocca (archive footage) 1975-07-14
Movie Caprice Italian Style Anziano Signore / Iago 1968-04-13
Movie Totò Story 1968-01-01
Movie Il latitante 1967-01-01
Movie La scommessa Oberdan Lo Cascio 1967-01-31
Movie Tutto Totò - Premio Nobel il professor Serafino Bolletta 1967-01-01
Movie The Earth As Seen from the Moon Ciancicato Miao 1967-02-22
Movie Tutto Totò - Don Giovannino 1967-01-01
Movie Tutto Totò - Il grande maestro Mardoccheo Stonatelli 1967-04-10
Movie Tutto Totò - Totò a Napoli Totò, la guida non autorizzata 1967-06-12
Movie Tutto Totò - Totò Ciak Totò l'agente segreto 1967-06-07
Movie Tutto Totò - Totò Ye Ye musicista capellone 1967-05-31
Movie Il tuttofare 1967-06-28
Movie The Witches Ciancicato Miao 1967-02-22
Movie Hawks and Sparrows Totò Innocenti / Frate Cicillo 1966-05-04
Movie The Treasure of San Gennaro Don Vincenzo 1966-11-25
Movie Totò d'Arabia Totò 1965-02-18
Movie Gli amanti latini Rag. Antonio Gargiulo (ep. Amore e morte) 1965-08-11
Movie The Mandrake il frate 1965-11-18
Movie Rita the American Girl Serafino Benvenuti 1965-12-02
Movie Totò contro il Pirata Nero Josè 1964-03-27
Movie Risate all'italiana 1964-07-15
Movie What Ever Happened to Baby Toto? Totò Baby / il Padre 1964-08-21
Movie Beautiful Families Filiberto Comanducci 1964-12-26
Movie Totò vs the Four commissario Antonio Saracino 1963-03-07
Movie The Shortest Day frate bersagliere 1963-02-14
Movie Two Colonels Colonnello Di Maggio 1963-01-05
Movie The Monk of Monza Pasquale Cicciacalda / Don Manuel 1963-03-29
Movie Le motorizzate Urbano Cacace (segment "Il Vigile Ignoto") 1963-08-15
Movie The Commandant Col. Antonio Cavalli 1963-12-23
Movie Gli onorevoli Antonio LaTrippa 1963-10-10
Movie Toto and Cleopatra Marc'Antonio / Totonno 1963-09-05
Movie Totò Sexy Nini Cantachiaro 1963-09-05
Movie Totò contro Maciste Totokamen 1962-02-28
Movie Lo smemorato di Collegno lo smemorato 1962-09-07
Movie Totò diabolicus Galeazzo / Carlo / Scipione / Antonio / Laudomia / Pasquale 1962-04-07
Movie Toto at Night Nini 1962-10-25
Movie Totò e Peppino divisi a Berlino Antonio La Puzza / Amministratore di Canarinis 1962-09-08
Movie Totò, Peppino and... the Sweet Life Antonio Barbacane 1961-03-23
Movie Sua Eccellenza si fermò a mangiare Dott. Biagio Tanzarella 1961-03-30
Movie Totòtruffa '62 Antonio LoRuffo 1961-08-12
Movie The Two Marshals Antonio Capurro 1961-12-22
Movie Signori si nasce Ottone Degli Ulivi, detto Zazà 1960-04-28
Movie Noi duri L'Algerino 1960-02-24
Movie Toto, Fabrizi and the Young People Today Cavalier Antonio Cocozza 1960-08-18
Movie He Who Hesitates Is Lost Antonio Guardalavecchia 1960-12-15
Movie Letto a tre piazze Antonio Di Cosimo 1960-09-09
Movie The Passionate Thief Umberto 'Infortunio' Pennazzuto 1960-10-12
Movie The Overtaxed Torquato Pezzella 1959-04-10
Movie The Thieves Commissario Di Savio 1959-06-27
Movie Toto in Madrid Totò Scorceletti 1959-02-06
Movie La cambiale Cesare Posalaquaglia 1959-11-19
Movie You're on Your Own Il nonno illuminato 1959-09-04
Movie Totò, Peppino e le fanatiche Antonio Vignarello 1958-08-22
Movie Big Deal on Madonna Street Dante Cruciani 1958-07-26
Movie Legs of Gold Barone Luigi Fontana 1958-08-27
Movie Toto and Marcellino Il Professore 1958-04-22
Movie The Law Is the Law Giuseppe La Paglia 1958-09-17
Movie Totò nella Luna Pasquale Belafronte 1958-11-28
Movie Toto in Paris Marchese Gastone de Chemantel / Chateau-Boiron / il vagabondo Totò 1958-10-23
Movie Totò, Vittorio and the Doctor Michele Spillone detto Mike 1957-12-23
Movie Totò Double or Nothing? Duca Gagliardo della Forcoletta 1956-05-03
Movie The Band of Honest Men Antonio Buonocore 1956-04-12
Movie Toto, Peppino, and the Hussy Antonio Caponi 1956-08-23
Movie Totò, Peppino e i fuorilegge Antonio 1956-12-21
Movie Toto and Carolina Antonio Caccavallo 1955-03-02
Movie Totò all'inferno Antonio Marchi 1955-03-16
Movie Variety carousel 1955-02-08
Movie Roman Tales Professor Semprini 1955-12-21
Movie Are We Men or Corporals? Totò Esposito 1955-08-26
Movie Il coraggio Gennaro Vaccariello 1955-12-24
Movie Destinazione Piovarolo Antonio La Quaglia 1955-12-16
Movie A Slice of Life Dionillo 1954-03-16
Movie Of Life and Love Rosario Chiarchiaro 1954-02-03
Movie Poverty and Nobility Don Felice Sciosciammocca 1954-04-17
Movie Where Is Freedom? Salvatore Lojacono 1954-03-05
Movie I tre ladri Tapioca 1954-09-27
Movie Il medico dei pazzi Felice Sciosciammocca 1954-10-19
Movie Totò cerca pace Gennaro Piselli 1954-12-17
Movie The Gold of Naples Don Saverio Petrillo (segment "Il guappo") 1954-12-03
Movie Man, Beast and Virtue Prof. Paolino 1953-05-09
Movie Neapolitan Turk Felice Sciosciammocca 1953-09-16
Movie Funniest Show on Earth Tottons 1953-11-12
Movie Una di quelle Rocco Bardelli 1953-10-08
Movie Totó in color Antonio Scannagatti 1952-04-08
Movie Toto and the Kings of Rome Ercole Pappalardo 1952-10-15
Movie Toto and the Women Antonio Scaparro 1952-12-20
Movie Toto the Third Man Piero / Paolo / Totò 1951-09-23
Movie Cops and Robbers Ferdinando Esposito 1951-11-29
Movie Sette ore di guai Totò De Pasquale 1951-10-17
Movie Figaro qua... Figaro là Figaro 1950-10-12
Movie Tototarzan Antonio Della Buffas 1950-10-31
Movie Side Street Story Pasquale Miele 1950-09-21
Movie Totò cerca moglie Totò 1950-03-15
Movie Le sei mogli di Barbablù Totò Esposito 1950-11-10
Movie 47 Talking Corpses Il barone Antonio Peletti 1950-12-22
Movie Toto the Sheik Antonio Sapone 1950-11-30
Movie The Firemen of Viggiù Totò 1949-04-16
Movie Yvonne of the Night Nino, il fantasista 1949-11-24
Movie The Emperor of Capri Antonio De Fazio 1949-12-16
Movie Totò cerca casa Beniamino Lomacchio 1949-12-09
Movie Totò le Mokò Antonio Lumaconi / Totò le Moko 1949-12-20
Movie Fifa e arena Nicolino Capece 1948-11-23
Movie Toto Tours Italy Prof. Totò Casamandrei 1948-12-30
Movie I due orfanelli Gasparre 1947-11-26
Movie The Rape of the Sabine Aristide Tromboni 1945-11-21
Movie Totò nella fossa dei leoni Totò 1943-05-31
Movie L'allegro fantasma Nicolino & Gelsomino & Antonino 1941-03-16
Movie San Giovanni decollato Mastro Agostino Miciacio 1940-12-12
Movie Animal Crackers Barone Tolomeo dei Tolomei 1939-04-01
Movie Hands Off Me! Conte Toto di Torretota 1937-03-06