Gianfranco D'Angelo, Drive In icon, died

Gianfranco D'Angelo, Drive In icon, died

Gianfranco D'Angelo

Even today is characterized by a mourning that has struck the world of Italian entertainment and TV: today Gianfranco D'angelo died, a more than iconic face in a particular way of Italian television of the 80s, in which he depopulated on Italia Uno the comedy program created by Antonio Ricci (Striscia la Notizia) Drive In. The actor would have turned 85 on August 19.

The news of Gianfranco D'Angelo's death was shared, through a short message, by his press office, which specified that the actor's death was which took place on the night between 14 and 15 August at the Gemelli Polyclinic in Rome, where D'angelo was hospitalized, following an unspecified "short illness" for the moment.

Who was Gianfranco D'angelo

Gianfranco D'Angelo with Ezio Greggio while playing the Tenerone

Gianfranco D'Angelo was born in Rome on 19 August 1936 and his art ranged from cinema to theater to television to music . Known mainly by the general public as a comedian, stand-up comedian and imitator (his reinterpretations of historical characters of the Italian TV of the time, such as Raffaella Carrà, Pippo Baudo, Piero Angela, Sandra Milo and Giuliano Ferrara, are unforgettable), D'Angelo made his debut in the theater in 1963, while he made his television debut several years later, in 1971, on the RAI networks.

Gianfranco D'Angelo also took part in several films of the Italian sexy comedy genre, working on the big screen with other well-known actors in those years, such as Alvaro Vitali and Lino Banfi. However, success with the general public comes a few years later, in 1983, the year in which Drive In took off, a legendary container that contained within it several comic actors, each of which presented monologues or pieces in collaboration with the others. colleagues of the show.

Those same years are also characterized by the long-lasting collaboration with his friend and colleague Ezio Greggio, his shoulder during his most iconic comic gags: those with the perpetually immobile Has Fidanken:

After having taken part in some sitcoms and having been a guest in several television broadcasts, he returns to acting in the theater. During his career, Gianfranco D 'Angelo won four Telegatti and a Golden Dolphin for Lifetime Achievement in 2001.

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