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Also Known As: Died: October 27, 1990
Born: March 23, 1922 Cause of Death: cerebral hemorrhage
Birth Place: Cremona, IT Profession: actor, director, accountant, bookkeeper

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Former accountant who entered film in the 1950s and gained recognition for his roles in the dark, misanthropic comedies of Marco Ferreri, notably "Queen Bee" (1963) and "The Ape Woman" (1964). Tognazzi has also featured in the works of Mario Monicelli and Dino Risi and is best known to international audiences as the gay nightclub owner in "La Cage aux Folles" (1979) opposite Michel Serrault, who played his transvestite wife. He won a best actor award at Cannes for Bernardo Bertolucci's "Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man" (1981). Son Ricky Tognazzi is also an actor.

Former accountant who entered film in the 1950s and gained recognition for his roles in the dark, misanthropic comedies of Marco Ferreri, notably "Queen Bee" (1963) and "The Ape Woman" (1964). Tognazzi has also featured in the works of Mario Monicelli and Dino Risi and is best known to international audiences as the gay nightclub owner in "La Cage aux Folles" (1979) opposite Michel Serrault, who played his transvestite wife. He won a best actor award at Cannes for Bernardo Bertolucci's "Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man" (1981). Son Ricky Tognazzi is also an actor.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 La Batalla de los Tres Reyes (1990) Carlo Dipalma
2.
 Tolerance (1989) Marmant
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 Last Momemt (1988) Walter Ferrari
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 Yiddish Connection (1986) Moshe Dicremona
10.
 Le Bon Roi Dagobert (1984) Pope Honorious/Pope Honorious' Double
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Worked as bookkeeper in a salami factory at age 15
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Acted on amateur stage
1950:
Film debut in "I Caddetti di Guascogna"
1980:
American screen debut in "Sunday Lovers"
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wife:
Franca Bettoia.

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son:
Ricky Tognazzi. Actor.

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