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Lunadei wasn't Mr. Della Nata

“El tano” Gianni Lunadei had in his character “Lord Della Nata” his most remembered creation.


“El tano” Gianni Lunadei had in his character “Lord Della Nata” his most remembered creation. He was the bad guy   “News table”   . A program from the 1980s. I hit it wrong. It was written and starred by the great   Juan Carlos Table   . I had an amazing cast. Note:   Javier Portales, Beatriz Bonnet, Gino Renni, Adriana Salgueiro, Monica Gonzaga, Cris Morena, Alberto Fernandez De Rosa, Alberto Irizar, Osvaldo Terranova, Georgina Barbarrosa, Santiago Bal, Carmen Barbieri, also Edgardo Mesa and Fernando Bravo, and a baby... Eleonora Wexler.  

Among all those stars, Gianni Lunadei shone brighter than anyone, from the character of Della Nata. The bad guy.

But he not only triumphed in “News Table.” He took memorable steps for great successes. As   “Black Archive”   ,   “Marriages and something else”   and   “The Torterolo Brothers”   . Programs that put 60 rating points as if nothing. And in the remembered   “Sweet silver”   , doing bad...

Gianni arrived at 12 of his native Italy, escaping from the post-war period. At 16 he made his theatre debut.   “Chekhov did”   . That in theatrical jargon, means he worked on a play written by the great Anthon Chekhov. What was considered big words, only possible for a great actor. Gianni was. He was carrying it in his blood. He won a   “Moliere”   (France) and a “Starfish” for his bad “Arlequino, servant of two bosses”. But that was a bad “really.” An actor role reserved only for the big. He also won a   “Konek”   and was nominated for Best Actor in the”   Martin Fierro   “).

Gianni had a problem with that. He complained, rightly, that for some, if you don't do serious jobs, you're not a great actor. In those years, comedy was denostated by the “experts”. Fools who didn't know   is it much harder to make laugh than to make cry   . Well, the Argentine theatre had a lot of psychobolche. Suffering. Be intense. Twisted. Self-absorbed. Cinema, too, and it still has it. They want to make the French... Actors, obviously, weren't escaping that. And Gianni was tormented. How right he was!

Maybe that's what caused him a great depression. And, tormented,   did he take his life   in the house of Belgrano where he lived with his wife.   Pearl Caron   . Another great actress. It was June 17, 1998. The day when the Argentine theatre mourned again. To fire one of the biggest I ever saw. One of the saddest days of my life. Like the day it was “El Negro” Olmedo. Another comedian little valued as an actor, when he was also a great drama (I recommend “My girlfriend, he, with Susana Giménez).

Publication Date: 01/05/2020

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