Victor Rietti (Vittorio Rietti)

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Ferrara, Italy
Born in Ferrara, Italy in 1888 to a wealthy family Vittiorio was the 11th of 12 children born to Samuele and Lucia Rietti. At the age of 8 his family moved to Bologna. At the age of 13 he was discovered by the great Italian tragedian actor Tommaso Salvini while partaking in a charity performance. Salvini encouraged the boy to make the stage his career and it was under Salvini that he studied acting.

Rietti made his debut playing in Shakespeare at Bologna. Read more...