Firbank, Ronald b. January 17, 1886 d. May 21, 1926 Novelist. Influenced by the "Decadent" movement of the 1890's, his books describe a whimsical universe peopled with bizarre characters and are noted for their elegance and razor-sharp wit. "Valmouth" (1918), probably his most famous novel, takes place in an English village where proper society ladies practice religion and pursue men, and where the homosexual hero comes home with a black bride. It was made into a successful London musical in 1958. Firbank's other novels include "Vainglory" (...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
Gallone, Carmine b. September 18, 1886 d. April 4, 1973 Actor, Poet, Playwright. Married to Polish-born actress Soava, he began his professional career in 1911. He directed the violently anti-fascist film "Before Him All Rome Trembled"(1946). Among his most acclaimed work is "Casta diva" (1935) "Scipione l'Africano" (1937) "Carthage In Flames" (1954) and "Her Wonderful Lie"(1950). (Bio by: MC) Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
Girotti, Massimo b. May 18, 1918 d. January 5, 2003 Italian Actor. Before entering films in 1939 Girotti was a successful engineering student and polo and swimming star. From 1939 to 2000 he appeared in over 117 motion pictures. His films include, "Desiderio" (1943), "Ossessione" (1943), "The Gate Of Heaven" (1946), "Sins Of Role" (1952), "Teorema" (1968), "L'Innocente" (1976), and "The Berlin Affair" (1989). Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
Heard, Cardinal. William Theodore b. February 24, 1884 d. September 16, 1973 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Edinburgh born William Theodore Heard who would rise to become Scotland's first cardinal since Reformation, was the son of Fettes College's headmaster. Received into the Catholic faith in London, by Jesuit Father Stanislaus St. John in 1910, Archbishop James August Smith of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh refused to accept him as a candidate for the priesthood in his seminary for motives which remain somewhat unclear. Eventually accepted by Archbishop Peter Emmanuel Amigo...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy Plot: Sacello del Pontificio Collegio Inglese.
Jacobini, Maria b. February 17, 1892 d. November 20, 1944 Actress. Regarded by many one of the great divas of the Italian silent cinema era. Born into a noble Roman family, she discovered at a young age her love for theater attending courses at the Academy of Dramatic Arts and following the lessons of Virginia Marini and Eduardo Boutet. Immediately after graduation she started her professional career acting in secondary roles in the theater company of Cesare Dondini, showing from the very beginning her natural dramatic talent. Mary was soon spotted by...[Read More] (Bio by: Ruggero) Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
Lépicier, Cardinal. Alexis b. February 28, 1863 d. May 20, 1936 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Passage Saint-Esprit in the commune of Vaucouleurs, Alexis-Henri-Marie Lépicier joined the Order of Servants of Mary at their Fulham Road priory in London in 1878. Ordained priest there in September 1885, he moved to Rome in order to pursue his studies at the Pontifical Urbanian Athenaeum De Propaganda Fide, earning doctorates in philosophy and theology. Successively lecturing dogmatic theology at the named Propaganda Fide Athenaeum between 1892 and 1913, he...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy Plot: Sacello dei Serviti.
Lurio, Don b. November 15, 1929 d. January 26, 2003 Actor, Dancer, choreographer. Born Donald Benjamin Lurio in Bronx, New York. Lurio worked with choreographer Jerome Robbins and on Broadway before moving to Italy in the 1950s. He created many of the dance numbers in the "Saturday Evening" variety shows that were popular in the 1960s and are still a mainstay of Italy's showgirl-filled television fare today. The legendary American-italian-adopted choreographer Lurio, who helped define the style of Italy's televised variety shows died of...[Read More] (Bio by: MC) Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
Manfredi, Nino b. March 22, 1921 d. June 4, 2004 Actor. He was an Italian film star who appeared in some of the finest Italian comedies of the 1960s and 1970s. He appeared in over 100 productions in a 54-year screen career that began in 1949. He was perhaps the last of the great actors of an unrepeatable period of the Italian cinema. Born Saturnino Manfredi, he graduated in law, but soon moved to acting. He started his career as a stage actor, and soon he shifted to the big screen, where he became a mainstay in many "commedia all'italiana"...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Moody) Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
Martinelli, Giovanni b. October 22, 1885 d. February 2, 1969 Italian Operatic Tenor. Giovanni Martinelli made some of the most admired recordings in the early history of the gramophone. In his time as today his art was highly praised, though the sound of his voice has always been something of an acquired taste. The eminent commentator J.B. Steane writes that Martinelli's voice on recordings was always, to him, "the most exciting sound on earth: no better than Caruso's, of course, but more fascinating, the possessor of more secrets, a danger and a thrill...[Read More] (Bio by: Nicole) Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy Plot: Martinelli family tomb
Martoglio, Nino b. December 3, 1870 d. September 15, 1921 Film Director, Screenwriter, Author and Poet. Considered the greatest dialect playwright of the Sicilian school. Born in Belpasso in the province of Catania, he soon abandoned his ambitions to become a sea captain, founding in 1889 at just nineteen a satirical weekly " Il d'Artagnan" written in Italian and Sicilian, where he published all his first poems, collected later in the collection "Centona", which were appreciated by ...[Read More] (Bio by: Ruggero) Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
Mascagni, Pietro b. December 7, 1863 d. August 2, 1945 Composer. He scored a tremendous success with his first opera, "Cavalleria Rusticana" (1890). A one-act tale of jealousy and revenge in a provincial town, it launched a new trend in opera called "verismo", which emphasized realism and characters who were closer to ordinary people. It influenced many composers and for a time Mascagni was hailed as the heir of Giuseppe Verdi in Italian music. But none of his 14 other operas made a lasting impression. He later mused, "It is a pity I wrote '...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy Plot: * Original burial site
Mastroianni, Marcello b. September 28, 1924 d. December 19, 1996 Movie actor who starred in more then 120 films ("La Dolce Vita," "8 1/2"). Very often in the title role with Sophia Loren. He was discovered by famed director Federico Fellini. Cause of death: Heart failure after long disease Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy Plot: Entering the Verano Cemetery and taking a right turn it's a walk of appr. 200 meters to the family grave that has room for 8 bodies. On the stone is written MASTROJANNI.
Miranda, Isa b. July 5, 1905 d. July 8, 1982 Actress. Born Ines Isabella Sampietro, she was one of the most significant actresses of Europe during the 1930s to the 1950s. Appearing in motion pictures and in the theatre, she reached international popularity in the 1930s, especially in France, Germany and Austria, and became the only international movie star produced by the fascist cinema. (Bio by: Mauro Enrico) Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
Moravia, Alberto b. November 28, 1907 d. September 26, 1990 Writer. Born Alberto Pincherle, he was a major figure in the 20th-century Italian literature. In the 1930s he worked as a foreign correspondent for several major Italian newspapers and he travelled in the U.S., Poland, China, Mexico, and other countries. His works were censored by Mussolini's government, and placed by the Vatican on the 'Index librorum prohibitarum' (Index of Forbidden Books). Several of his books have been filmed, among them "Two Women" by [Read More] (Bio by: MC) Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy Plot: Section 23