Toto’s daughter Liliana de Curtis handed away

Farewell to Liliana de Curtis, the one daughter of Totò and Diana Bandini Rogliani, very near the reminiscence of her father who dominated her entire life: she died at present on the age of 89 in her house in Rome, assisted by her daughter Elena Alessandra Anticoli de Curtis. The funeral will happen Sunday, June 5, at 11 a.m., within the Church of Santa Maria dei Vergini in Naples† The daughter introduced it to the Adnkronos. Liliana will then be buried within the cemetery of Santa Maria del Pianto in Naples, the identical the place the well-known Neapolitan actor rests.

Liliana would have favored to be a movie actress, however Prince Antonio de Curtis (1898-1967) stopped her by permitting her solely a short look as a toddler in one in every of her Forties movies, “San Giovanni decollato”; she had a really small half in “Orient Categorical” (1954) by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia and was an additional in “Tutto Totò” (1967). Together with Matilde Amorosi, Liliana has written a number of books devoted to her father within the wake of her recollections and regrets, together with “Totò mio padre” and “Totò regardless” for Mondadori. In maturity she was a theater actress.

Liliana Focas Flavio Angelo Ducas Comneno de Curtis di Bisanzio Gagliardi was born in Rome on Could 10, 1933. The title Liliana was chosen by Totò in reminiscence of Liliana Castagnola, with whom the Neapolitan actor had had a romantic relationship earlier than becoming a member of Diana Rogliani and who had dedicated suicide earlier than him.

Married in her first marriage, in 1951, to the movie producer Gianni Buffardi, Liliana from this marriage had two youngsters: Antonello and Diana (died 2011). Then, after just a few years, the wedding with Buffardi failed, she remarried Sergio Anticoli, with whom she had a daughter, Elena (born 1969).

Liliana De Curtis lived in her father’s cult, gave beginning to the Antonio de Curtis Affiliation and devoted a number of biographical books to him: “Totò regardless” (Mondadori, 1992); “Are We Males or Corporals? The Semi-Critical Diary of Antonio de Curtis” (Newton Compton); “Totò. Each restrict has a endurance” (Rizzoli, 1995); “Malafemena” (Mondadori, 2009); Totò mio padre “(Rizzoli, 2016). On September 21, 2013 in Naples, he participated within the feast of San Gennaro, the place he obtained a profession award because the keeper of his father’s recollections. He edited the documentary “I knew him effectively for Rai 3. , with interventions by Nineetto Davoli and Giacomo Furia.

Within the theater, Liliana collaborated with author-actor Antonino Miele, with whom she starred within the reveals “Pardon Monsieur Totò” (additionally subsequent to Vito Cesaro) and “Totò behind the scenes” (directed by Mario Di Gilio). He wrote the ebook “Each restrict has a endurance” with Miele himself and Matilde Amorosi. She was typically a visitor on tv in applications commemorating the determine of her father, whose reminiscence she has promoted with demonstrations in varied locations in Italy.

For almost 30 years, Liliana has been embroiled in a battle to donate a museum to the “prince of laughter” in Naples. He had additionally recognized the headquarters, within the Spanish Palace, a Baroque constructing within the Sanità neighborhood, and requested the municipality a number of occasions to hold out the challenge to show costumes, writings and relics belonging to his father. Nevertheless it failed to finish the challenge. A dream lately taken up by his daughter Elena.

Phrases of hope for the longer term museum come along with the condolences of the Minister of Tradition Dario Franceschini: “The disappearance of Liliana de Curtis is a mourning for Italy and for the cinema world. Not solely Naples, however the entire nation loses an undisputed protagonist of the cultural panorama that labored with love and power to maintain alive the reminiscence of his father, the unforgettable Totò “. The Ministry is working to materialize the thought of ​​an ideal museum in Naples that may honor and have fun Totò, one of the vital extraordinary, immense artists of Italy within the twentieth century”.

“As we speak you make me cry, however till yesterday you made me snicker – daughter Elena Alessandra Anticoli de Curtis wrote in a farewell message to her mom – Life is made up of opposites: pleasure and ache, life and demise, sound and dumb, day and night time They’re two axes that intersect and in that central level lies the essence of life: love With out love life loses its which means As I write I really feel your weak and weary breath, quickly this I breathe I’ll hear it no extra, however aid will penetrate me, aid as a result of your struggling is over, you’ll belong to demise, when it will get critical you may have given up the antics of the dwelling”.

The Mayor of Naples, Gaetano Manfredi, expressed his condolences: “With the demise of Liliana de Curtis, Naples and all of Italy lose a rare protagonist of the cultural panorama. He stored alive the reminiscence of his father, the unforgettable Totò, by reconstructing it stay and work for the advantage of those that beloved him and nonetheless love him. On this sense, the municipal administration and the nationwide establishments are making most efforts in order that Totò can quickly have the museum he deserves within the coronary heart of our metropolis “. Former Mayor Luigi De Magistris stated: “I’ve fond recollections of Liliana de Curtis, with whom we determined to create the exhibition on Totò in 2017 on the event of the fiftieth anniversary of the demise of the Prince of Laughter. I’m closed with Elena and his household”.

(by Paolo Martini)

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