Carlo Giuffre, Star of Roberto Benigni's 'Pinocchio,' Dies at 89

Carlo Giuffre, Star of Roberto Benigni's 'Pinocchio,' Dies at 89
Italian actor Carlo Giuffre, star of cinema and theater, has died in Rome after succumbing to a terminal illness, one month shy of his 90th birthday.

Giuffre, born in Naples on Dec. 3, 1928, appeared in more than 90 films throughout his career, becoming a star of both Neapolitan theater as well as Italy’s cult comedies of the 1970s.

He is best known to international audiences for his role as Geppetto in Roberto Benigni’s 2002 film Pinocchio. The pic, which was dubbed for international audiences, was a commercial flop in the U.S. but opened well in its original ...
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