Luigi Vannucchi

Luigi Vannucchi (25 November 1930 – 30 August 1978) was an Italian film, stage and television actor. Born in Caltanissetta, Vannucchi graduated at Silvio d'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1952 and shortly after entered the theatrical company of Vittorio Gassman. In 1958 he entered the Giorgio Strehler's company. From early 60's he also was very active as television actor, often in negative roles, in successful TV-series as A come Andromeda and I promessi sposi. Less prolific was his film career, that however includes notable titles as Mikhail Kalatozov's The Red Tent, Joseph Losey's The Assassination of Trotsky and Roberto Rossellini's Anno uno (in which he played Alcide De Gasperi). His last work was the 1978 TV-series L'assurdo vizio (The absurd vice), in which he portrayed the suicidal writer Cesare Pavese. He committed suicide soon after.

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