Lamberto Maggiorani

1909 - 1983

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Lamberto Maggiorani (28 August 1909 – 22 April 1983) was an Italian actor remembered for his portrayal of Antonio Ricci in the 1948 Vittorio De Sica film Bicycle Thieves. He was a factory worker (he worked as a turner) and a non-professional actor at the time he was cast in this film. He earned 600,000 lire ($1,000 US) for his performance, enabling him to buy new furniture and treat his family to a vacation; but when he returned to the factory he was laid off because business was slackening and management felt it would be fairer to terminate him instead of other impoverished co-workers since he was perceived to have "made millions" as a movie star. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lamberto Maggiorani has received more than 163,061 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Lamberto Maggiorani is the 1,868th most popular actor (down from 1,701st in 2019), the 2,352nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,108th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular Italian Actor.

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Among actors, Lamberto Maggiorani ranks 1,868 out of 13,578Before him are Fabrice Luchini, Nurgül Yeşilçay, Richard Conte, Toni Collette, Caterina Boratto, and Edward Mulhare. After him are Rajinikanth, Ellen Pompeo, Suzanne Pleshette, Debra Paget, Cansu Dere, and Sam Worthington.

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Among people born in 1909, Lamberto Maggiorani ranks 122Before him are Juan Vicente Pérez, Pavle Đurišić, André Cayatte, Hendrik Casimir, Shigeo Shingo, and Dana Andrews. After him are Stephen Cole Kleene, Juan José Nogués, Jerzy Andrzejewski, Dean Rusk, David Frankfurter, and Reuven Shiloah. Among people deceased in 1983, Lamberto Maggiorani ranks 87Before him are Ferenc Plattkó, Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt, Rolf Stommelen, Jørgen Juve, Donald Maclean, and Ángel Labruna. After him are Florence Owens Thompson, Salo Flohr, Grigori Aleksandrov, Hennes Weisweiler, Jerzy Andrzejewski, and John Vorster.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Lamberto Maggiorani ranks 2,352 out of 5,161Before him are Publius Ventidius Bassus (-150), Lawrence Justinian (1381), Alexander of Constantinople (250), Francesco Maria II della Rovere (1549), Caterina Boratto (1915), and Viktor Dankl von Krasnik (1854). After him are Luigi Longo (1900), Realdo Colombo (1516), Pierina Legnani (1863), Medardo Rosso (1858), Filippo Pacini (1812), and Joseph Bonanno (1905).

Among ACTORS In Italy

Among actors born in Italy, Lamberto Maggiorani ranks 73Before him are Folco Lulli (1912), Silvana Pampanini (1925), Luciana Paluzzi (1937), Eleonora Rossi Drago (1925), Aleksandër Moisiu (1879), and Caterina Boratto (1915). After him are Nicola Di Bari (1940), Carla Gravina (1941), Paolo Stoppa (1906), Danny Huston (1962), Paul Henreid (1908), and Franco Interlenghi (1931).

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