24 May 1900 (
Naples, Campania, Italy
Actor, playwright, screenwriter
Isabella Quarantotti (m. 1977) (d.2005) Thea Prandi (1956-1959) (d.1961) Dorothy Pennington (1928-1956) Vanna Polverosi
Luisa De Filippo Eduardo Scarpetta
Peppino De Filippo (brother) Titina De Filippo (sister)
October 31, 1984, Rome, Italy
Luca De Filippo, Luisella De Filippo
Il sindaco del Rione Sanita, Inner Voices
Filumena Marturano, La Grande Magia, Napoli Milionaria, Saturday Sunday Monday
Side Street Story, Marriage Italian Style, The Gold of Naples, Yesterday - Today and Tomorrow, Non ti pago!
Luca De Filippo, Peppino De Filippo, Eduardo Scarpetta, Thea Prandi, Titina De Filippo
Toni Servillo talks about Eduardo De Filippo and "Inner Voices"
Eduardo De Filippo (24 May 1900 – 31 October 1984) was an Italian actor, playwright, screenwriter, author and poet, best known for his Neapolitan works Filumena Marturano and Napoli Milionaria.
- Toni Servillo talks about Eduardo De Filippo and Inner Voices
- Lu curaggio de nu pumpiero napulitano eduardo de filippo durata 01 45 00
Lu curaggio de nu pumpiero napulitano eduardo de filippo durata 01 45 00
De Filippo was born in Naples to playwright Eduardo Scarpetta and theatre seamstress and costumier Luisa De Filippo. He began acting at the age of five and in 1932 formed a theater company with his brother Peppino and sister Titina, called compagnia del Teatro Umoristico I De Filippo. Peppino left the troupe in 1944 and Titina departed by the early 1950s. De Filippo starred in De Sica's L'oro di Napoli with Totò and Sophia Loren in 1954. In 1973 a production of his Sabato, domenica e lunedi (1959, Saturday, Sunday and Monday), starring Laurence Olivier in the lead role, won the London drama critics' award. His translation of Shakespeare's The Tempest into Neapolitan was published in 1982.
In 1981, De Filippo was appointed life senator of the Italian Republic. He died three years later in Rome. His artistic legacy has been carried over by his son Luca De Filippo.