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Also Known As: Died: October 31, 1993
Born: January 20, 1920 Cause of Death: cardiac arrest
Birth Place: Rimini, IT Profession: Writer ...
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Attended religious boarding schools as a child
1937:
Was a contributor to satirical magazine, "Il 420" in Florence; also worked for a time as a proofreader
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Went to Rome where he worked as secretary for newspaper, "Il Popolo di Roma"
1938:
Enrolled in the University of Rome Law School; did not attend classes but used his student status to avoid conscription; sold stories and cartoons to weekly magazine, "Marc Aurelio" (also became story editor in 1939) (date approximate)
1939:
Travelled with a vaudeville troupe, writing gags and doing general support work; later recalled the year as "the most important of his life"
1939:
First film as gag writer, "Lo Vedi come soi...lo vedi come sea?!"
1940:
Debut as radio gag writer for comedian Macario
1941:
First film as uncredited screenwriter, "Documento Z 3"
1944:
Set up "Funny Face Shop" to make caricatures of GIs; shop also took photographs and let soldiers make voice recordings that they could send home to families
1945:
First film as assistant director, "Roma Citta aperta/Open City" (also co-wrote)
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Set up "Funny Face Shop" to make caricatures of GIs
1946:
First film as co-scenarist "Paisan" (also assistant director)
1948:
Screen acting debut in "Il Miracolo/The Miracle"
1950:
Formed Capitolium production company with Alberto Lattuada
1950:
First feature film as co-director and co-screenwriter (with Alberto Lattuada), "Luci del Varieta/Variety Lights"
1953:
First feature film as solo director, "Lo Sceicco Bianco/The White Sheik"
1961:
Formed Federiz production company with Angelo Rizzoli; company went bankrupt in one year without making any films
1969:
Directed and narrated, "Fellini: A Director's Notebook" for NBC-TV
1970:
First appeared in one of his own films, "The Clowns"
1970:
Made an appearance as himself in the American feature, "Alex in Wonderland"
1987:
Last appearance in a feature film, "Intervista", which he also directed
1990:
Last completed film, "Voices of the Moon"
1993:
Suffered a stroke in August; later suffered from heart failure; en route to recovery in October, suffered another stroke when he gagged on a piece of cheese while dining in a restaurant

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