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Mario Lanfranchi (I)

After graduating from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Milan (Accademia dei Filodrammatici)in the early 1950s, and a few experiences directing plays and operas, he was hired at RAI, at the onset of Italian television. He was therefore a pioneer of Italia television and the first one to bring opera to the small screen, in 1956, with "Madama ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Mistress Is Served
Sentenza di morte
Merciless Man
Merciless Man Director
The Kiss of Death


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 1976 Merciless Man
 1968 La traviata
 1963 Ritorno dall'abisso (TV Movie)
 1958 Turandot (TV Movie)
 1956 La sonnambula (TV Movie)
 1956 Madama Butterfly (TV Movie)
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During his stay in London, he developed a passion for greyhound racing, soon becoming the most prominent owner in the U.K. The media used to call him "the sheykh Mohamed of the dogs" (Sheykh Mohamed is considered the biggest racehorse owner in the world). His famous greyhound El Tenor, the most prolific winner of all time, made the front page of English newspapers and the Corriere della Sera in ... See more »

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