Roberto Risso

Intro Actor (1925-2010)
A.K.A. Pietro Roberto Strub
Was Actor Film actor
From Italy Switzerland
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio
Gender male
Birth 22 November 1925, Geneva, Switzerland
Death 16 November 2010, Milan, Italy (aged 85 years)
Star sign Sagittarius

Roberto Risso (22 November 1925 – 16 November 2010) was a Swiss-born Italian film actor.

Life and career

Born Pietro Roberto Strub in Geneva, Risso joined the cinema industry when he was still a university student of architecture, playing a minor role in Pietro Francisci's The Lion of Amalfi (1950). One year later he was chosen to play the seducer of Pier Angeli in Tomorrow Is Another Day, and the success of the film allowed him to play similar roles in a large number of films, mainly romantic comedies. In 1953 Risso touched the peak of his career with the role of the shy Carabiniere Pietro Stelluti madly in love with Gina Lollobrigida in Luigi Comencini's Bread, Love and Dreams, a role that he reprised in the film sequel Bread, Love and Jealousy. Later his career continued in many films in which he appeared mostly in character roles, until his retirement in 1968.

Selected filmography

The Lion of Amalfi (1950) Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951) The Seven Dwarfs to the Rescue (1951) Operation Mitra (1951) The Black Captain (1951) Revenge of the Pirates (1951) Three Forbidden Stories (1952) La figlia del diavolo (1952) Finishing School (1953) Bread, Love and Dreams (1953) Francis the Smuggler (1953) One Step to Eternity (1954) Bread, Love and Jealousy (1954) Le signorine dello 04 (1955) Songs of Italy (1955) The Rival (1956) Angel in a Taxi (1958) Tuppe tuppe, Marescià! (1958) Adorabili e bugiarde (1958) Il raccomandato di ferro (1959) A Breath of Scandal (1960) Cocagne (1961) The Valiant (1962) The Fury of Achilles (1962) The Captive City (1962) Gladiator of Rome (1962) Zorro and the Three Musketeers (1963) Revenge of the Musketeers (1964) Hate Thy Neighbor (1968)

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