Totò

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.
Name Totò
Also Known As Antonio Griffo Focas Flavio Angelo Ducas Comneno Porfirogenito Gagliardi De Curtis di Bisanzio, Antonio De Curtis, Antonio Vincenzo Stefano Clemente
Birthday 1898-02-15
Deathday 1967-04-15
Gender Male
IMDB Totò profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Napoli, Campania, Italia
As: Dante Cruciani
1958-06-30
Big Deal on Madonna ...
As: Totò Innocenti; fra
1967-07-27
Hawks and Sparrows...
As: Ciancicato Miao
1969-03-12
The Witches...
As: Pasquale Miele
1951-04-17
Side Street Story...
As: Il nonno
1959-01-01
Arrangiatevi!...
As: Nicolino Capece
1948-01-01
Fifa e Arena...
As: Antonio Guardalavecc
1960-12-16
Chi si ferma è perd...
As: Antonio Caccavallo
1955-03-03
Toto and Carolina...
As: Antonio Scannagatti
1953-05-21
Toto in Color...
As: Antonio Sapone
1950-11-30
Totò Sceicco...
As: Totò
1965-01-01
Totò d'Arabia...
As: Totò Scorceletti
1959-01-01
Toto in Madrid...
As: Dott. Biagio Tanzare
1961-01-01
Sua Eccellenza si fe...
As: Ferdinando Esposito
1951-11-29
Cops and Robbers...
As: Antonio Di Cosimo
1961-01-01
Letto a Tre Piazze...
As: Unknown
1960-01-01
Totò a Parigi...
As: Gasparre
1947-01-01
I due orfanelli...
As: Antonio LaTrippa
1963-01-01
The Ladies...
As: Totò Esposito
1950-11-17
Le sei mogli di Barb...
As: Antonio Vignarello
1960-01-01
Totò, Peppino e le ...
As: commissario Antonio
1963-03-07
Toto vs the Four...
As: Unknown
1956-01-01
Totò, lascia o radd...
As: Ottone Degli Ulivi,
1960-04-28
Signori si nasce...
As: Unknown
1948-06-06
Toto in Tour of Ital...
As: Unknown
1957-01-01
Totò, Vittorio e la...
As: Antonio Scaparro
1952-12-06
Toto and the Women...
As: Nino, il fantasista
1949-11-24
Yvonne of the Night...
As: Gennaro Vaccariello
1955-06-16
Il coraggio...
As: Beniamino Lomacchio
1949-01-01
Totò cerca casa...
As: Gennaro Piselli
1954-12-17
Totò cerca pace...
As: Josè
1964-03-27
Totò contro il Pira...
As: Ercole Pappalardo
1951-01-01
Toto and the King of...
As: Il Professore
1958-04-22
Toto and Marcellino...
As: Pasquale Cicciacalda
1963-12-01
The Monk of Monza...
As: Torquato Pezzella
1959-10-10
The Overtaxed...
As: Nini
1962-06-06
Toto at Night...
As: Tapioca
1955-01-01
I tre ladri...
As: Antonio Marchi / Mar
1955-03-16
Totò all'inferno...
As: Antonio Barbacane
1961-03-23
Totò, Peppino and.....
As: Marc'Antonio / Toton
1963-08-14
Toto and Cleopatra...
As: Pasquale Belafronte
1958-11-28
Totò nella Luna...
As: Felice Sciosciammocc
1954-09-13
Totò - Il medico de...
As: Umberto 'Infortunio'
1960-10-21
The Passionate Thief...
As: Nicolino & Gelsomino
1941-03-16
L'allegro fantasma...
As: anziano signore (ep.
1968-05-05
Caprice Italian Styl...
As: Rosario Chiarchiaro
1954-09-07
Questa è la vita...
As: Toto Esposito
1955-08-26
Are We Men or Corpor...
As: Aristide Tromboni
1945-11-21
The Rape of the Sabi...
As: il frate
1965-11-18
The Mandrake...
As: Antonio De Fazio
1949-12-16
L'imperatore di Capr...
As: Antonio Lumaconi / T
1949-12-20
Totò le Mokò...
As: Mastro Agostino Mici
1940-12-12
San Giovanni decolla...
As: Conte Toto di Torret
1937-01-01
Fermo con le mani...
As: Piero / Paolo / Tot
1951-09-23
Toto the Third Man...
As: Antonio Della Buffas
1950-10-31
Tototarzan...
As: Barone Tolomeo dei T
1939-04-01
Animali Pazzi...
As: Commissario Di Savio
1959-06-27
The Thieves...
As: Antonio Caponi
1956-08-14
Toto, Peppino, and t...
As: Antonio Buonocore
1956-04-12
The Band of Honest M...
As: Don Saverio Petrillo
1954-12-03
The Gold of Naples...
As: Urbano Cacace (segme
1963-08-15
Le motorizzate...
As: lo smemorato
1962-01-01
Lo smemorato di Coll...
As: Cavalier Antonio Coc
1960-08-18
Totò, Fabrizi e i g...
As: L'Algerino
1960-02-24
Noi duri...
As: Tottons
1953-11-12
Funniest Show on Ear...
As: Salvatore Lojacono
1954-02-25
Dov'è la libertà.....
As: Totò
1949-04-16
The Firemen of Viggi...
As: Giuseppe La Paglia
1958-10-10
The Law Is the Law...
As: Unknown
1963-01-01
Totò Diabolicus...
As: Antonio La Puzza; l'
1962-09-08
Totò e Peppino divi...
As: Il barone Antonio Pe
1952-09-30
47 morto che parla...
As: Cesare Posalaquaglia
1959-05-01
La Cambiale...
As: Unknown
1961-12-21
I Due Marescialli...
As: Felice Sciosciammocc
1953-09-16
Neapolitan Turk...
As: Antonio LoRuffo
1961-08-12
Totòtruffa '62...
As: Felice Sciosciammocc
1954-01-01
Poverty and Nobility...
As: Unknown
1956-12-21
Totò, Peppino e i f...
As: Totokamen
1962-01-01
Totò contro Maciste...
As: Don Vincenzo
1966-01-01
The Treasure of San ...
As: Colonnello Di Maggio
1962-08-31
Two Colonels...
As: Antonio La Quaglia
1955-12-16
Destinazione Piovaro...
As: frate bersagliere
1963-02-14
The Shortest Day...
As: Totò
1943-05-23
Due cuori fra le bel...
As: Figaro
1950-10-12
Figaro qua, Figaro l...
As: Totò
1950-01-01
Totò cerca moglie...
As: Nini Cantachiaro
1963-09-05
Totò sexy...
As: Unknown
1968-01-01
Totò Story...
As: Totò De Pasquale
1951-01-01
Sette ore di guai...
As: Unknown
1964-07-15
Risate all'italiana...
As: Unknown
1975-07-14
Un sorriso, uno schi...
As: barone Luigi Fontana
1958-08-27
Gambe d'oro...
As: Serafino Benvenuti
1965-12-04
Rita, la figlia amer...
As: Filiberto Comanducci
1964-12-25
Le belle famiglie...
As: Unknown
1955-11-30
Racconti Romani...
As: Prof. Paolino
1952-01-01
Man, Beast, and Virt...
As: Unknown
1953-01-01
Una di quelle...
As: Unknown
1967-01-01
Il latitante...
As: Unknown
1967-06-28
Tutto Totò - Il tut...
As: Unknown
1967-01-01
Tutto Totò - Don Gi...
As: Totò l'agente segre
1967-06-07
Tutto Totò - Totò ...
As: musicista capellone
1967-05-31
Tutto Totò - Totò ...
As: Totò, la guida non
1967-06-12
Tutto Totò - Totò ...
As: il professor Serafin
1967-01-01
Tutto Totò - Premio...
As: Oberdan Lo Cascio
1967-01-31
Tutto Totò - La sco...
As: Unknown
1955-02-08
Carosello del variet...
As: Mardoccheo Stonatell
1967-04-10
Tutto Totò - Il gra...
As: Rag. Antonio Gargiul
1965-08-11
Gli amanti latini...
As: Col. Antonio Cavalli
1963-12-23
The Commandant...
As: Totò Baby / il Padr
1964-03-11
What Ever Happened t...
As: Ciancicato Miao
1967-02-22
La Terra vista dalla...
As: Iago
1968-04-12
Che cosa sono le nuv...
As: Unknown
1954-04-07
Misère et noblesse ...