|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1932|
|Death: ||Aug. 21, 1987|
Franco Lechner, best known as Bombolo was an Italian character actor and comedian.
Born to a humble family in Rome, a former peddler of dishes, Lechner was discovered in a tavern by Franco Castellacci and Pierfrancesco Pingitore, who entered him in their cabaret company "Il Bagaglino".
He got a large popularity in cinema as the sidekick of Tomás Milián in a successful series of poliziottesco films directed by Bruno Corbucci. He was also partner of Enzo Cannavale in a number of comedy films.
He died at age 56 as a result of complications following a major surgical operation.
Years later, his characteristic slang is still fashionable among the younger generations that mimic his rambling dialectic, his verbal tics and his distinctive "tze tze".(from Wikipedia)
Provincia di Roma
Created by: Cristian Italia
Record added: Apr 21, 2007
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