Parents Nunzio Almirante
Role Film actor
|Name Luigi Almirante|
Years active 1921–1955
|Born 30 September 1886 (1886-09-30) Florence, Italy|
Died May 6, 1963, Bracciano, Italy
Siblings Mario Almirante, Ernesto Almirante, Giacomo Almirante
Nephews Giorgio Almirante, Luigi Almirante
Movies I'll Give a Million, Those Two, The Two Orphans, My Beautiful Daughter, Lucrezia Borgia
Similar People Giorgio Almirante, Mario Mattoli, Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia, Gennaro Righelli, Guido Brignone
Luigi Almirante (30 September 1884 – 6 May 1963) was an Italian stage and film actor. He appeared in 62 films between 1921 and 1955.
Life and career
The son of a stage actor, Almirante was born in Tunis, where the theatrical company of his father was touring at the time. He debuted on stage aged 14 years old.
Active in humorous roles since 1907, Almirante had his acting breakthrough in 1909 with the "Grand Guignol" stage company directed by Alfredo Sainati. During the World War I, he served at the Soldier's Theatre in Udine, under Renato Simoni. After the war, he was part of the Antonio Gandusio company for three years, and then joined the Theater Company Niccodemi, staying there until 1923.
In 1925 Almirante formed with his cousin Italia Almirante Manzini a stage company which lengthy toured with some success in the United States. In 1928, he formed a company together with Giuditta Rissone and Sergio Tofano, and in 1931, he established a short-lived company with Andreina Pagnani and Nino Besozzi. Starting from 1932, he gradually focused in films, even if mainly cast in supporting and character roles. He was also active as a teacher at the Accademia d'Arte Drammatica, a voice actor and a dubber.