Dario Fo (1926–2016)

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Dario Fo was born on March 24, 1926 in Sangiano, Lombardy, Italy. He was a writer and actor, known for It Happened in Rome (1957), Lo svitato (1956) and The Betrothed (1989). He was married to Franca Rame. He died on October 13, 2016 in Milan, Italy. See full bio »


(age 90) in Milan, Italy

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Known For

Lo svitato Writer
The Betrothed Azzeccagarbugli
Rosso e nero Writer


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 2021 The Accidental Death of an Anarchist (TV Mini Series) (play - 3 episodes)
- 2nd Directorial Approach (2021) ... (play)
- 1st Directorial Approach (2021) ... (play)
- 3rd Directorial Approach (2021) ... (play)
 2015/XII Confession (Short) (written by)
 2015 La puta en el manicomio (Short)
 2015 Yo, Ulrike, grito (Short) (co-writer)
 2014 Dario Fo: Lu santo jullare Francesco (TV Special documentary)
 2010 La roulotte de la rencontre: 'La Vita Bella!' (Documentary short) (writer: "Récits de femmes et autres histoires")
 2006 Rise and Shine (Short) (adapted from the play "Rise and Shine" by)
 2003 Matka Reimsiin (TV Movie) (libretto revisions)
 2002 Estudio 1 (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Una pareja abierta (2002) ... (play)
 2002 Venetian Rascal Goes to America (dialogue) / (play)
 2000 Television Theater (TV Series) (drama - 1 episode)
- Zwiazek otwarty (2000) ... (drama)
 1998 Não Se Paga! Não Se Paga! (TV Movie) (play)
 1995 Función de noche (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
 1991 Un dia qualsevol (TV Special) (play)
 1989 Joc de dos (TV Movie) (play)
 1988 Screenplay (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Woman Alone (1988)
 1988 Het eerste mirakel van kindeke Jesus (TV Movie) (written by)
 1988 De tijger (TV Movie)
 1986-1987 La voz humana (TV Series) (play - 3 episodes)
- El despertar (1987) ... (play)
- La mujer sola (1986) ... (play)
- Pareja abierta (1986) ... (play)
 1986 Offene Zweierbeziehung (TV Movie) (play)
 1986 To theatro tis Defteras (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1986 Teatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Mort accidental d'un anarquista (1986) ... (play)
 1984 Casal Aberto (TV Movie) (play)
 1984 Dieb, der nicht zu Schaden kam (TV Movie) (play "Nontutti i ladri vengono per nuocere")
 1984 I kväll Dario Fo (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Zannis hunger (1984)
 1984 Erzengel flippern nicht (TV Movie) (story)
 1984 La comedia (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Aquí no paga nadie (1984) ... (play)
 1984 Actors en primer pla (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Història de la tigressa (1984) ... (play)
 1983 One Woman Plays (TV Movie) (playwright)
 1983 The Accidental Death of an Anarchist (TV Movie) (play)
 1982 Hohn der Angst (TV Movie)
 1982 Gjøglerne kommer (TV Mini Series)
 1982 Yksinäinen nainen (TV Movie)
 1979 Mesélö városok (TV Mini Series) (1 episode)
- Róma (1979)
 1976 Als schilders konden spreken (TV Movie)
 1976 De man in rok en de man zonder (TV Movie)
 1968 Smid damen ud (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 En maler kommer sjældent alene (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Lik til salgs (TV Movie) (play creator)
 1967 Den nakne mannen och mannen i frack (TV Movie) (play "L'uomo nudo e l'uomo in frac")
 1966 Hellere en tyv i huset end en kurre på tråden (TV Movie) (play "Ladri, manichini e donne nude")
 1965 Alaston mies ja mies frakissa (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 Maalareilla ei ole muistoja (TV Movie) (play "Gli imbianchini non hanno ricordi")
 1964 Anteeksiantamatonta huolimattomuutta (TV Movie) (play "La Marcolfa")
 1964 Kaikki vorot eivät tule varkaisiin (TV Movie) (play "Non tutti i ladri vengono per nuocere")
 1957 Rascel-Fifì
 1957 It Happened in Rome (screenplay)
 1956 Lo svitato (story and screenplay)
 1954 Rosso e nero
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Other Works:

His play, "Accidental Death of An Anarchist", was performed at the Wyndham's Theatre in London, England with John Surman, Gavin Richards and Susan Denaker in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »


6' (1.83 m)


Franca Rame  (her death)  (1 child)


Jaele Fo (grandparent)

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Personal Quote:

I am the jongleur. I leap and pirouette, and make you laugh. I make fun of those in power, and I show you how puffed up and conceited are the big shots who go around making wars in which we are the ones who get slaughtered. I reveal them for what they are. I pull out the plug, and... pssss... they deflate. See more »


Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, vol. 134, pages 147-154. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005. See more »

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