Italian filmmaker Eduardo de Filippo directed, co-wrote, and appeared in all of his films of the late '50s through the mid '60s. Born Eduardo Passarelli, he is the son of Neopolitan actors, and got his own start at age 13 when he joined Eduardo Scarpetta's Neapolitan troupe. He, his brother Peppino De Filippo and his sister Tina De Filippo teamed up in 1932 to found their own theatrical company. The following year, they brought their unique theater to Italian film. The trio remained together through WW II and then went their separate ways. In addition to directing films, Eduardo has written plays and adapted some of them, such as Napoli Milionaria into feature films.