Maggio in the 1950s
|Born||10 August 1907|
|Died||6 September 1990 (aged 83)|
Beniamino Maggio (10 August 1907 - 6 September 1990) was an Italian actor.
Born in Naples into a family of actors, Maggio debuted on stage as a child, as the sidekick of the comedian Serafino Mastracchio, and he slowly built a reputation in the Neapolitan avanspettacolo between the 1930s and 1940s. He made his film debut in 1942 and had a very prolific career even if often cast in character roles. An actor characterized by improvisation skills, described as a "mix between Buster Keaton and Angelo Musco", Maggio often worked on stage with his brothers and sisters Dante, Enzo, Pupella and Rosalia.
Maggio died from complications of a stroke that had hit him while on stage alongside his two sisters Pupella and Rosalia.
- Captain Demonio (1950)
- Ha fatto tredici (1951)
- Red Moon (1951)
- The Two Sergeants (1951)
- Miracolo a Viggiù (1952)
- Melody of Love (1952)
- Rosalba, la fanciulla di Pompei (1952)
- Naples Sings (1953)
- Love Song (1954)
- Letter from Naples (1954)
- Tragic Ballad (1954)
- Naples Is Always Naples (1954)
- Vendicata! (1955)
- New Moon (1955)
- La sposa (1958)
- Kill or Be Killed (1966)
- La pagella (1980)
- Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: Gli artisti. Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402697.
- Antonio Virgilio Savona; Michele Lo Straniero. "Maggio, Famiglia". Gino Castaldo (edited by). Dizionario della canzone italiana. Curcio Editore, 1990. pp. 959-960.
- R. D. G. (8 September 1990). "Addio Maggio Comico Poeta". La Repubblica. Retrieved 2 June 2014.