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Alberto Casella (1891–1957)



(age 66)

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La fornarina Writer


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 1998 Meet Joe Black (play "Death Takes a Holiday" - inspiration)
 1971 Death Takes a Holiday (TV Movie) (play "La Morte in vacanza")
 1964 Le avventure della squadra di stoppa (TV Mini-Series) (screenplay - 1964)
 1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Death Takes a Holiday (1958) ... (play)
 1956 Anche a Chicago nascon le violette (TV Movie) (play)
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series) (playwright - 1 episode)
- Death Takes a Holiday (1954) ... (playwright)
 1954 La scorza di limone (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1953 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Death Takes a Holiday (1953) ... (play)
 1945 La carne e l'anima (screenplay)
 1944 La fornarina (screenplay)
 1943 Mater dolorosa (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1942 Romanzo di un giovane povero (adaptation) / (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1934 Death Takes a Holiday (play "La Morte in vacanza")

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His play, "Death Takes A Holiday," was performed at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Philip Merivale in the cast. See more »

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Casella was a soldier in the Italian army during World War I. After having survived one particularly bloody battle, he began to wonder what would happen if Death were to suddenly quit his "job" and take a vacation. After the armistice was signed in 1918, Casella--who had been a writer before joining the army--began writing a play on that subject, which eventually became the classic work "Death ... See more »

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