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Paul Porcasi
Paul Porcasi in Broadway (1929 film).jpg
Porcasi reprised his stage role in the film Broadway (1929)
Born(1879-01-01)1 January 1879
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Died8 August 1946(1946-08-08) (aged 67)
Van Nuys, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1916–1945
Spouse(s)Rose Marie Porcasi
Children1

Paul Porcasi (1 January 1879 – 8 August 1946) was an Italian actor. He appeared in more than 140 films between 1917 and 1945.[1]

Biography

Porcasi was born in Palermo, Sicily,[citation needed] and sang with the Metropolitan Opera.[2]

Porcasi performed on the New York stage from 1916 to 1928.[citation needed] One of his early non-operatic productions was The Country Boy.[3] He ended his theatrical career with the role of Nick Verdis in Broadway, which ran for 603 performances (16 September 1926 – 11 February 1928)[4] at the Broadhurst Theatre. He reprised the role of Nick the Greek in Universal's 1929 film adaptation of the play.

Porcasi's other Broadway credits included Oh Mama (1925), The Texas Nightingale (1922), The National Anthem (1922), Jimmie (1920), Little Simplicity (1918), Blind Youth (1917), and Follow Me (1916).[4]

Porcasi's film debut was in Fall of the Romanoffs (1917).[5] He also was seen in MGM's adventure film Tarzan and His Mate (1934).

Porcasi and his wife, Rose Marie, had a son. Porcasi died on 8 August 1946 at his home in Van Nuys, California, aged 67.[6]

Selected filmography

References

  1. ^ "Paul Porcasi". MyMovies. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Paul Porcasi Opera Singer". The Tacoma Daily Ledger. 26 October 1929. p. 2. Retrieved 5 February 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Manager Role will be Given Paul Porcasi". Los Angeles Times. 28 September 1930. p. 41. Retrieved 5 February 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ a b "Paul Porcasi". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 5 February 2022. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  5. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Paul Porcasi". AllMovie. Archived from the original on 28 April 2021. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Rites Conducted For Paul Porcasi, Veteran of Stage". Los Angeles Evening Citizen News. California, Hollywood. 10 August 1946. p. 3. Retrieved 5 February 2022 – via Newspapers.com.

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