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Franca Rame

Actress, Writer
17 July 1928 to 28 May 2013

An Italian performer closely associated with the career of husband Dario Fo, Rame was credited by Fo as the driving force behind their success. The pair came to national prominence with the sketch show Canzonissima (1962), where the biting satire of their comedy presaged the edgy politicisation of later collaborations.

- Read Franca Rame's Guardian obituary here