Paolo Poli, Italian theater actor, Died at 86


Paolo Poli was born on May 23, 1929, and died on March 25, 2016.

He was an Italian theatre actor.

Paolo has also acted in films and on television.

After he completed a university degree in French literature, he began his acting career in the early 1950s and was one of the first actors in Italy to perform en travesti roles.

Poli was considered to be one of the greatest and most versatile of Italian theatrical actors.

Paolo Poli has acted in and directed a host of operettas, among which Aldino mi cali un filino, Rita of Cascia, Caterina de Medici, L’asino d’oro, Gulliver’s Travels, La leggenda di San Gregorio, Il coturno della ciabatta, and La nemica by Dario Niccodemi.

Poli’s Rita of Cascia prompted complaints from Italian president Oscar Luigi Scalfaro.

Around the sge of 80, Poli continued performing on stage, most recently in Sillabari by Goffredo Parise and Aquiloni, taken from Giovanni Pascoli.

Paolo Poli passed away at 86 yrs old.