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Overview (4)

Born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Died in Punta Ala, Castiglione della Pescaia, Tuscany, Italy  (pulmonary stroke)
Birth NameLuigi Cervi
Height 5' 9¾" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (2)

The son of Italian theatre critic Antonio Cervi, Gino Cervi was one of the most famous Italian actors, first on stage, then on screen and finally on television. He appeared in his first play in 1924, a year after his father's death. He won world fame with three movies directed by Alessandro Blasetti: Aldebaran (1936), Ettore Fieramosca (1938), and An Adventure of Salvator Rosa (1939). After the WWII, his film career flourished, and then on television, he found new fame as Inspector Jules Maigret in a series of TV Movies based on the novels of Georges Simenon.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Piergiorgio Romani

Cervi was born in Bologna. His father was the theatre critic Antonio Cervi. In 1928, he married Nini Gordini (one of his partners) and they had a son, Tonino Cervi. Gino Cervi later became the grandfather of actress Valentina Cervi and producer Antonio Levesi Cervi. Cervi was best known for his role of Giuseppe Bottazzi ("Peppone"), the Communist mayor in the Don Camillo movies of the 1950s and the 1960s. He shared great complicity and friendship with co-star Fernandel during the 15 years playing their respective roles in "Don Camillo" movies. At the end of his career, he played Commissioner Maigret for six years in the Italian version of those murder stories, which ended with a movie "Maigret a Pigalle" (Mario Landi, 1966), produced by his son Antonio Cervi. He died at Punta Ala in 1974.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Niní Gordini Cervi (1928 - 3 January 1974) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (4)

Father of director/writer/producer Tonino Cervi.
Grandfather of the actress Valentina Cervi.
Grandfather of producer Antonio Levesi Cervi.
In Italy he played the role of King Henry II in a 1960-61 stage production of Jean Anouilh's Becket opposite Massimo Girotti as Thomas Becket. He later appeared as Cardinal Zambelli in the 1964 film version starring Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole .

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