EduardoDeFilippo was born on 24 May 1900, the son of actor Eduardo Scarpetta and Luisa DeFilippo.
In 1931, together with his brother Peppino and sister Titina, he founded the theatre company "Teatro Umoristico I DeFilippo", an enterprise that was to continue until 1944.
He then founded the "Compagnia di Eduardo", which in 1946 staged "Questi fantasmi (Ghosts - Italian Style", followed shortly afterwards by the hugely successful "Filumena Marturano", which was to become the most famous role of his great actress sister Titina.
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