Ciccio Ingrassia
Date of Birth
Oct 05, 1923
Birth Place:
Palermo, Sicily, Italy


Ciccio Ingrassia and his longtime partner Franco Franchi were the last surviving practitioners of the high-energy commedia all'italiana, and in their heyday were among Europe's most popular acts. They used to say they were "first united by hunger and then success," and started out working in outdoor Sicilian theaters until they were discovered by pop singer Domenico Modugno and then cast in small...