Children Gea Lionello
Role Film actor
|Name Alberto Lionello|
Years active 1960–1983
|Born 12 July 1930 (age 64) (1930-07-12) Milan, Italy|
Spouse Gabriella Vanotti (m. 1964–1977), Margaret Axon (m. 1959–1962)
Parents Giuditta Bruneri, Luigi Lionello
Movies The Birds - the Bees and the It, Till Marriage Do Us Part, The Virgo - the Taurus and the C, How Funny Can Sex Be?, Pigsty
Similar People Luciano Martino, Gea Lionello, Erika Blanc, Luigi Comencini, Sergio Martino
Died 14 July 1994 (aged 64) Fregene, Fiumicino, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Alberto Lionello (12 July 1930 – 14 July 1994) was an Italian film actor, voice actor, singer and presenter.
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- Il piacere dellonest Luigi Pirandello 1982 Alberto Lionello Erika Blanc
- Life and career
- Selected filmography
Il piacere dell'onestà - Luigi Pirandello. 1982. Alberto Lionello, Erika Blanc
Life and career
Born in Milan into a family of Venetian origins, after studying acting at the Accademia dei Filodrammatici Lionello started his career in 1949, in the stage company of Antonio Gandusio. He got his first personal success in the stage play La pulce all' orecchio in 1951, then for several years he was part in the Wanda Osiris' stage company.
Lionello had his breakout in 1960 as presenter of the RAI Saturnday night musical show Canzonissima together with Lauretta Masiero and Aroldo Tieri. He also performed the opening theme song "La la la", which became a hit ranking 13th on the Italian hit parade. In 1961 he started a 7-years-long collaboration with the Teatro Stabile di Genova, where he got large critical acclaim, particularly for his performances in Zeno's Conscience, which he later also played in a television adaptation, and in Carlo Goldoni's The Venetian Twins, which he performed in 33 countries including in Broadway.
Lionello had a long relationship, from 1978 until his death, with the actress Erika Blanc. His daughter Gea is also an actress.