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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. He found occasional work as a bricklayer, but continued to try to get roles in movies, with little success; even de Sica was reluctant to employ him as anything other than an extra. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lamberto Maggiorani has received more than 136,935 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Lamberto Maggiorani is the 1,705th most popular actor (down from 1,540th in 2019), the 2,113th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,044th in 2019) and the 60th most popular Italian Actor.

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Among actors, Lamberto Maggiorani ranks 1,705 out of 9,996Before him are Laura Betti, Dean Norris, Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Basehart, Anatoli Papanov, and Luis Guzmán. After him are Álvaro Morte, Ruan Lingyu, Melvyn Douglas, Haing S. Ngor, Tony Jaa, and Aleksey Batalov.

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Among people born in 1909, Lamberto Maggiorani ranks 110Before him are Georg Konrad Morgen, Taqi al-Din al-Nabhani, David Riesman, Mehmed Orhan, Gerhard Gentzen, and Indro Montanelli. After him are Juan Bosch, André Cayatte, Richard Wurmbrand, Carl Gustaf von Rosen, Gottfried von Cramm, and Gene Krupa. Among people deceased in 1983, Lamberto Maggiorani ranks 77Before him are Carolyn Jones, Ira Gershwin, Salo Flohr, Jean Rey, Ferenc Plattkó, and Sharof Rashidov. After him are John Vorster, Bernard Vukas, Rebecca West, Josep Lluís Sert, Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt, and Ibrahim Abboud.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Lamberto Maggiorani ranks 2,113 out of 4,668Before him are John Gualbert (995), Laura Betti (1927), Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli (1752), Luciana Paluzzi (1937), Lorenzo Bartolini (1777), and Ferruccio Parri (1890). After him are Ottone Visconti (1207), Pirro Ligorio (1513), Vincenzo II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1594), Marco Tardelli (1954), Francesco Saverio Nitti (1868), and Pietro Cataldi (1552).

Among ACTORS In Italy

Among actors born in Italy, Lamberto Maggiorani ranks 60Before him are Isa Miranda (1909), Franco Citti (1935), Valeria Golino (1965), Massimo Girotti (1918), Laura Betti (1927), and Luciana Paluzzi (1937). After him are Mario Brega (1923), Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (1964), Silvana Pampanini (1925), Rossano Brazzi (1916), Nicola Di Bari (1940), and Folco Lulli (1912).

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