Legendary Italian film and stage actor Gigi Proietti passed away this night because of a heart attack, right on the day of his 80th birthday. He was a famed Shakespearan actor but mostly remembered for his comedy movies from the 70s and 80s and for being Genie's voice in the Italian adaptation of Aladdin. It was quite a shock for me since just yesterday everyone was celebrating his upcoming birthday.
Post by Woody Alien on Jul 6, 2021 12:32:22 GMT -5
Yesterday Raffaella Carrà, Italy's most famous entertainer, TV host and showgirl, passed away after an undisclosed illness at 78. She was an accomplished dancer, singer, actress, presenter and one of the few Italian showgirls who were famous outside the nation, particularly in Latin American countries and Spain. She was also an LGBT icon showing nothing but support for every orientation, and if this seem normal to you, just think about how bigoted was Catholic Italy in the 1970s.
Other Italian icons who passed away earlier this year were Franco Battiato (76) and Carla Fracci (84). Battiato was an experimental musician, film-maker and philosopher, an all-around intellectual but with enough pop sensibility to make some very good synthpop albums in the 1980s and 90s. Fracci was simply put Italy's best and most famous ballerina, ballet director and étoile.