Albertone (born Alberto Cappellini) was an Italian film actor and comedian. He was born on April 10, 1905 in Naples, Italy and died on May 6, 1972 in Rome, Italy.

Albertone was a child actor and made his film debut at the age of twelve in the 1917 film ‘Il giornalino di Gian Burrasca’. He was then featured in many other productions throughout the 1920s and 1930s, including the role of ‘Totò’ in the 1930 comedy ‘Totò, Peppino e la Malafemmina’.

In the 1940s, Albertone made his move to the big screen and starred in many more films. He was especially successful in the comedy genre, often playing the role of a mischievous oaf. He was renowned for his improvisational skills and his ability to make the audience laugh with his ad-libs. He was also known for his ‘ugly’ face which was often the source of his character’s comedy.

Albertone became a household name in the 1950s and 1960s, appearing in some of the most popular Italian films of the period, such as ‘I soliti ignoti’, ‘I due nemici’ and ‘Il sorpasso’. His performances in these films earned him critical acclaim and numerous awards, including the David di Donatello for Best Actor.

Albertone’s acting career spanned more than fifty years and he appeared in over one hundred films. He was also active in the theatre, appearing in many plays in Rome and Naples. He was an active member of the Italian film industry and was a prominent figure in the Italian comedy scene.

Albertone was a beloved performer and he is still remembered fondly today. He was known for his wit, his charm and his ability to make the audience laugh. He is an iconic figure in Italian cinema and his legacy lives on.

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