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Born in Lugo, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Died in Lugo, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Mini Bio (1)

The muscular, buoyant Luciano Albertini had first been a circus artist (he had created a famous number on the flying trapeze featuring eight persons) before turning to the movies as an actor, producer and director, first in Italy (where strongmen like him were then in favor), then in Germany (where his Latin appeal made German ladies swoon). He also was popular in both the capitalistic USA (where he was the hero of a serial) and in the communist USSR (appearing in Aleksandr Dovzhenko's Arsenal (1929)). Unfortunately for him, the style of films he made became outdated when sound came and, after a last film in Germany in 1932, he disappeared from the screens.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Guy Bellinger (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)

Spouse (1)

Domenica Meirone (1905 - ?)

Trivia (5)

Founder of Albertini-Film GmbH, a German-Italian production company, in 1920.
His career came to an end because of a combination of the advent of the sound film and his severe alcoholism, which resulted in his being placed in a mental institution for a time. When he was released he began suffering from dementia--from the effects of his heavy drinking over the years--and was again placed in a mental institution. He died in 1945 in the San Gaetano psychiatric hospital in Budrino, Italy.
He was a gym teacher in Turin, Italy, and later became a sailor before joining up with Circus Busch as an artist.
In 1905 he got married with the artist Domenica Meirone and he was very successful with his number on the trapeze till 1914.
The end of the whilom personified power was tragically. The alcohol was part of his end and when he got part of an argument he was admitted to a mental home for a brief time. After the release he returned to Italy where he suffered from proceeding dementia. Finally hie died in January 1945 in the psychiatric hospital San Gaetano in Budrio.

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