Trivia:Held a degree in law. Studied film at the Centro Sperimentale in Rome in the early 1950's. Made his name as director of films about the Italian Resistance in World War II, as well as a series of Neapolitan tragi-comedies.
Born:in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Died:(age 69) in Fiumicino, Lazio, Italy