Lino Toffolo, Italian actor, Died at 81


Lino Toffolo was born on December 31, 1934, in Murano and died on May 17, 2016.

He was an Italian actor, singer-songwriter, author, and television presenter.

Lino his debut he moved to Milan where he obtained his first successes in “Derby Club”, performing the character of the drunkard who sang his songs in Venetian dialect.

In 1968, Toffolo made his film debut, in Chimera.

He has appeared in 24 titles between 1968 and 1978, including films by Dino Risi, Mario Monicelli, Salvatore Samperi, Pasquale Festa Campanile, then focused his works on stage and on television.

Lino’s variegated career includes three music albums and several other music singles, of which the most successful was “Johnny Bassotto”, that in 1972 ranked 2 in the Italian Hit Parade.

Toffolo wrote two books, A Ramengo and A Gratis, and is the author of two theatrical plays, Gelati caldi and Fisimat.

Lino Toffolo passed away at 81 yrs old.