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Encyclopedia > Eduardo de Filippo

Eduardo De Filippo was an actor, playwright, screenwriter, author and poet born May 24, 1900 in Naples, Italy and passed away on October 31, 1984 in Rome. He is most well-known for his work in Neapolitan like Filumena Marturano though he wrote many, many plays and films in Italian as well such as Napoli Milionaria!. He began acting at the age of 5 and in 1932 formed a theater company with his brother Peppino and sister Titina. Peppino left the troupe in 1944 and Titina departed by the early 1950's. Eduardo starred in De Sica's L'oro di Napoli with Totò and Sophia Loren in 1954. He translated Shakespeare's The Tempest into Neapolitan. It was published in 1982.

Selected Works

  • Plays:
    • Farmacia di turno (1920)
    • Uomo e galantuomo (1922)
    • Requie a l'anema soja/I morti non fanno paura (1926)
    • Ditegli sempre di si (1927)
    • Filosoficamente (1928)
    • Sik-sik, l'artefice magico (1929)
    • Chi e' cchiu' felice 'e me (1929)
    • Quei figuri di trent'anni fa (1929)
    • Ogni anno punto e da capo (1931)
    • E' arrivato 'o trentuno (1931)
    • Natale in casa Cupiello (1931)
    • La voce del padrone/Il successo del giorno (1932)
    • Napoli milionaria (1945)
    • Filumena Marturano (1946)
    • Questi fantasmi (1946)
    • Le voci di dentro (1948)
    • Mia famiglia (1955)
    • Bene mio e core mio (1955)
    • De Pretore Vincenzo (1957)
    • Sabato, domenica e lunedì (1959)
    • Il sindaco del rione Sanità(1961)
    • Il monumento (1970)
    • Gli esami non finiscono mai (1973)
  • Films (as director):
    • In campagna e' caduta una stella (1939)
    • Ti conosco, mascherina! (1943-1944)
    • Napoli milionaria! (1950)
    • Filumena Marturano (1951)
    • I sette peccati capitali (1952)
    • Marito e moglie (1952)
    • Ragazze da marito (1952)
    • Napoletani a Milano (1953)
    • Questi fantasmi (1954)
    • Fortunella (1958)
    • Il sogno di una notte di mezza sbornia (1959)
    • Oggi, domani, dopodomani (1965)
    • Spara più forte, più forte... non capisco (1966)

External Links

  • Site dedicated to his life and works (in Italian) (http://w3.uniroma1.it/cta/eduardo/)
  • IMDb entry (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0208370/)

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Eduardo De Filippo: Biography (822 words)
Eduardo De Filippo was born on 24 May 1900, the son of actor Eduardo Scarpetta and Luisa De Filippo.
In 1931, together with his brother Peppino and sister Titina, he founded the theatre company "Teatro Umoristico I De Filippo", 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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