Mario Carotenuto

Active - 1953 - 1995  |   Born - Jun 29, 1915 in Rome, Italy  |   Died - Apr 14, 1995 in Rome, Italy  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Italian comedian Mario Carotenuto was best known for playing smart-alecky middle-class youths, frequently opposite his brother Memmo Carotenuto, who tended to play Mario's working-class foil in mainstream comedies and theatrical productions. Carotenuto was the son of early silent-film star Nello Carotenuto. Mario made his film debut in the early 1950s but did not become well-known until he starred in Alberto Lattuada's The Beach (1954). Other well-known Carotenuto films include Scandal in Sorrento (1955) and Il Padre di Famiglia (1963).

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