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Umberto Simonetta

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Spouse  Livia Cerini (m. ?–1998)
Children  Luca Sandri
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Born  4 April 1926 (1926-04-04) Milan, Italy
Occupation  Playwright, writer, lyricist
Died  25 August 1998, Milan, Italy
Movies and TV shows  I viaggiatori della sera, Normal Young Man, Police Chief Pepe, I cinque del quinto piano
Similar  Luca Sandri, Alessandro Parenzo, Ugo Tognazzi, Ruggero Maccari, Dino Risi

Umberto Simonetta (4 April 1926 – 25 August 1998) was an Italian playwright, writer and lyricist. He was described as "an unclassifiable artist" and "a wanderer between different genres".

Born in Milan, Simonetta grew up in Switzerland where his father had been forced to move as an anti-fascist.

He started his career working in couple with Guglielmo Zucconi as a radio writer and a playwright. He wrote several novels, some of them adapted into films such as Normal Young Man by Dino Risi and I viaggiatori della sera by Ugo Tognazzi. He directed the Teatro Gerolamo in Milan from 1979 until its close in 1983. As a lyricist, he often collaborated with Giorgio Gaber.

In his later years Simonetta collaborated with the newspaper Il Giornale as a theatrical critic and was one of the screenwriters of the sitcom Nonno Felice. He died of tumor.


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