Piero Tellini (Giuseppe Piero Tellini)
BiographyFlorence, Tuscany, Italy
Born in Florence Italy to mother Inez Alfani-Tellini, the Soprano Opera singer for 10 years with Arturo Toscanini. From his first wife his children, Massimo, Marco, Donina, Elizabeth, reside in Italy. From his second wife, Joan Tellini, his one daughter Chiara Tellini resides in California. He and cousin Franco Zeffirelli, both began their career under the tutelage of his mother Inez in the Opera. Italian screenwriter Piero Tellini is best known for having penned two highly regarded Italian neorealist films, Alberto Lattuada's The Bandit (1946) and Luigi Zampa's Vivere en Pace (1946). Read more... Ladri (1951). Tellini is a graduate of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. One of the projects most dear to Piero, Was Amercan Youth (Giovani In America), a documentary about everything that made America "America", which was produced by RAI TV and shown in 5 European countries. Unfortunately it never aired in the United States.