BORN 17 Feb 1906, Istanbul - DIED 30 Apr 1945, Milano, Lombardia: Ippodromo di San Siro|
GRAVE LOCATION Milano, Lombardia: Cimitero Maggiore di Musocco, Piazzale Cimitero Maggiore 1 (Field 10, Grave 1381)
Osvaldo Valenti was the son of rich parents. His father was a Sicilian carpet merchant and his mother was Greek. He studied law in Milan, but he abandoned his studies and visited Berlin and Paris. In 1928 he made his film debut in "Ungarische Rhapsodie". In the 1930s he met the director Alessandro Blasetti and they made several popular movies together. In 1937 he played in "Contessa di Parma" and in 1941 he was in "La corona di ferro".
He was one of the best paid actors of Italy and had good relations to high placed Italian fascists. After Mussolini's fall he was among the few actofs he joined him in his new Repubblica Sociale Italiana in Northern Italy. In the last days of the war he was arrested in Milan by partisans together with his pregnant lover Luisa Ferida. Both were executed shortly after the arrest.
cooperated with Blasetti, Alessandro
was the lover of Ferida, Luisa