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 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 124,116 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Lamberto Maggiorani is the 1,540th most popular actor (down from 1,390th in 2019), the 2,044th most popular biography from Italy and the 54th most popular Italian Actor.

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Among actors, Lamberto Maggiorani ranks 1,540 out of 10,030Before him are Mercedes McCambridge, Fay Wray, June Allyson, Jackie Cooper, Melissa Leo, and Mary Astor. After him are Mikael Persbrandt, Estelle Getty, John Gilbert, Don S. Davis, Jaya Bachchan, and Tina Aumont.

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Among people born in 1909, Lamberto Maggiorani ranks 99Before him are William M. Branham, Homi J. Bhabha, Bernd Rosemeyer, Taqi al-Din al-Nabhani, André Abegglen, and Gerhard Gentzen. After him are August Derleth, Attilio Demaría, Karl Schäfer, Olga Rubtsova, Ryszard Siwiec, and Hendrik Casimir. Among people deceased in 1983, Lamberto Maggiorani ranks 75Before him are Piero Sraffa, Jon Brower Minnoch, Anthony Blunt, Florence Owens Thompson, Charlie Rivel, and John Vorster. After him are Rolf Stommelen, Walter Stennes, Igor Markevitch, Arno Babajanian, Donald Maclean, and Rebecca West.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Lamberto Maggiorani ranks 2,044 out of 4,088Before him are Enrico Bombieri (1940), Matteo I Visconti (1250), Hippocrates of Gela (-600), Théodolinde de Beauharnais (1814), Salvatore Accardo (1941), and Titus Lartius (-600). After him are Francesco II d'Este, Duke of Modena (1660), Antonio Grimani (1434), Theophylact I, Count of Tusculum (860), Giorgio Chinaglia (1947), Luigi Guido Grandi (1671), and Sergio Marchionne (1952).

Among ACTORS In Italy

Among actors born in Italy, Lamberto Maggiorani ranks 54Before him are Lina Cavalieri (1874), Marisa Pavan (1932), Massimo Girotti (1918), Nicola Di Bari (1940), Nicoletta Braschi (1960), and Valeria Golino (1965). After him are Luciana Paluzzi (1937), Mario Brega (1923), Aleksandër Moisiu (1879), Fabio Testi (1941), Mariangela Melato (1941), and Isa Miranda (1909).

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