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Gianni Rodari (1920–1980)

Gianni Rodari was born on October 23, 1920 in Omegna, Piedmont, Italy. He was a writer and actor, known for Chipollino (1972), How the Toys Saved Christmas (1996) and Cipollino, the Onion Boy (1961). He was married to Maria Teresa Ferretti. He died on April 14, 1980 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. See full bio »


(age 59) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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 2016 Star Taxi (Short) (original story)
 2009 Pinocho el astuto (Short) (original story)
 1996 How the Toys Saved Christmas (fairy tale)
 1995 Ave Fénix (Short) (story)
 1985 Golubaya strela (Short)
 1984 Torta az égen (TV Movie) (novel)
 1983 Teatre per a nois i noies (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1981 Quitxalla (TV Series) (tales - 1 episode)
 1972 Chipollino (novel) / (screenplay)
 1970 Cake in the Sky (novel)
 1969 Rasseyannyy Dzhovanni (TV Short) (story - as Dzh. Rodari)
 1962 Hagymácska (TV Movie)
 1961 Cipollino, the Onion Boy (Short) (fairy tale)
 1959 Chipollinos tavgadasavali (TV Movie) (novel "Il Romanzo di Cipollino")
 1958 Malchik is Neapolya (Short) (story)
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 2014 Walt Disney e l'Italia - Una storia d'amore (Documentary)

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Dzh. Rodari

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Member of the PCI (Italian Communist Party) from 1944 to his death.

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