BORN 15 Jun 1920, Roma, Lazio: via San Cosimato 7, Trastavere - DIED 24 Feb 2003, Roma, Lazio|
CAUSE OF DEATH heart attack
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Monumentale del Verano, Piazzale del Verano, 1 (Zona ampliamento, riquadro 145, cappella 2)
Alberto Sordi was the son of a Peter Sordi, a music professor, and a schoolteacher. He was kicked out of the academy for dramatic arts in Milan because of his Roman accent. He also studied to become an opera singer. His voice and his accent would become his future trademarks.
In the 1930s his movie career with small parts. In 1937 he won a competition to dub the voice of Oliver Hardy in Italian versions of the Laurel and Hardy films. He would meet Hardy in person in 1950. In 1953 he appeared in "The White Sheik" by Fellini. In 1959 he was in Monicelli's comedy "The Great War". He won a Golden Globe for his part in "Il diavolo" (1963). In "Tutti dentro" (1984) he played a judge and he also directed that movie.
He was a supporter of the AS Rome football team. After his death in 2003 an enormous crowd came to his funeral in Rome.