Alberto Sordi, one of the greatest Italian comedy performers and the voice actor of Oliver Hardy for his character Ollio, was born on June 15, 1920 in Rome in the iconic Trastevere district.
Hero of the defects of the Italians, he plays tragi-comic characters, a little cynical and cowardly, conformists and mama's boy who pursue ideals that will never be realized. His quotes remain in the memory of Italians, he said what everyone thought.
He is an ambassador of Italian culture in the world, many are his awards in Italy and abroad: in '55 the American president Truman gives him the keys to the city of Kansas City, and in '58 he receives the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. Numerous artistic awards including Silver Ribbons, a Silver Bear in Berlin, a Golden Lion and a David di Donatello for Lifetime Achievement.
After a serious illness, he died at the age of 82 in his villa in Numa Pompilio square near the Circo Massimo.