Lino Ventura, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Lino Ventura

Italian Actor

Date of Birth: 14-Jul-1919

Place of Birth: Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Date of Death: 22-Oct-1987

Profession: film actor, amateur wrestler

Nationality: Italy, France

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Lino Ventura

  • Angiolino Giuseppe Pasquale Ventura (14 July 1919 – 22 October 1987) was an Italian actor who starred mainly in French films.
  • Raised by his Italian mother in Paris, after a first career as a professional wrestler was ended by injury he was offered a part as a gang boss in the Jacques Becker film Touchez pas au grisbi (1954) and rapidly became one of France's favourite film actors, playing opposite many other stars and working with other leading directors such as Louis Malle, Claude Sautet, and Claude Miller.
  • Usually portraying a tough man, either a criminal or a cop, he also featured as a leader of the Resistance in the Jean-Pierre Melville directed Army of Shadows (L'armée des ombres, 1969).
  • Having a daughter born handicapped, he and his wife founded a charity Perce-Neige (Snowdrop) which aids disabled children and their parents.
  • Though he never renounced his Italian citizenship, he was voted 23rd in a poll for the 100 greatest Frenchmen.

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