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Ugo Tognazzi (Ottavio Tognazzi) was born on 23 March, 1922 in Cremona, Lombardy, Italy, is an Actor, Director, Writer. Discover Ugo Tognazzi's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Ugo Tognazzi networth?

Popular As Ottavio Tognazzi
Occupation actor,director,writer
Age 68 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born 23 March 1922
Birthday 23 March
Birthplace Cremona, Lombardy, Italy
Date of death 27 October, 1990
Died Place Rome, Lazio, Italy
Nationality Italy

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Ugo Tognazzi Height, Weight & Measurements

At 68 years old, Ugo Tognazzi height is 5' 8" (1.73 m) .

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Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Who Is Ugo Tognazzi's Wife?

His wife is Franca Bettoia (19 August 1972 - 27 October 1990) ( his death) ( 2 children), Margrete Robsahm (1963 - ?) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

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Wife Franca Bettoia (19 August 1972 - 27 October 1990) ( his death) ( 2 children), Margrete Robsahm (1963 - ?) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
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Ugo Tognazzi Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Ugo Tognazzi worth at the age of 68 years old? Ugo Tognazzi’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from Italy. We have estimated Ugo Tognazzi's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Source of Income Actor

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He worked up until the end with incisive starring performances in Arrivederci e grazie (1988), I giorni del commissario Ambrosio (1988), Tolérance (1989) and La batalla de los Tres Reyes (1990) (The Battle of the Three Kings).


In the eighties, Tognozzi focused strongly on the theater and starred in such plays as "Six Characters in Search of an Author in Paris" (1986) and "The Miser" (1988).


He capped it off with the Cannes Film Festival award for his trenchant performance in Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man (1981), the tale of a near-bankrupt factory owner who attempts to use the kidnapping of his son (played by his real-life eldest son Ricky Tognazzi) to his financial advantage. Tognazzi was also the father of actor Gianmarco Tognazzi and director Maria Sole Tognazzi, and had another son, producer/writer Thomas Robsahm, via a relationship with actress Margrete Robsahm.


Despite Ugo Tognozzi's many superb, award-winning performances accumulated over a four-decade career (and I do mean many), this short (5'8") but virile, mustachioed, stocky-framed Italian character star will be forever cherished if only for his one classic comedy role -- that of gay cabaret owner Renato Baldi, opposite Michel Serrault's hilariously mincing drag queen partner Alban, in La Cage aux Folles (1978) one of the biggest cross-over foreign hits to ever land on American soil.

In 1978, Tognazzi decided to take a chance, and play a character unlike anything he had done, (and, also, rarely done, for fear of being 'stereotyped'), and co-starred with the wonderful Michel Serrault in an image-shattering part in 1978. What he did was experience the most popular role of his career as one-half of an aging gay couple who operate a drag club.

La Cage aux Folles (1978) went on to spawn two sequels and an American remake (The Birdcage (1996) starring Robin Williams (in the Tognozzi role) and Nathan Lane (in the diva Serrault part)). Tognazzi won several acting honors over the course of his long career.


In 1972, at age 50, Tognazzi wed actress Franca Bettoia, who survives him.


Although he directed himself in a handful of his own often sexually explicit films, including Il fischio al naso (1967) and Sissignore (1968), Ugo's true brilliance shines in front of the camera and in the works of other famed European directors, notably Ferrari, Bernardo Bertolucci, Pietro Germi, Dino Risi and Mario Monicelli.


For Ferreri alone, he appeared in the award-winning The Conjugal Bed (1963), Controsesso (1964), Marcia nuziale (1966), L'udienza (1972), and the masterful La Grande Bouffe (1973), amongst others.

He copped several European awards for his classic roles in I mostri (1963) (The Monsters), I Knew Her Well (1965), The Climax (1967) (also a rare foreign Golden Globe nomination), La bambolona (1968), Il commissario Pepe (1969), La califfa (1970) and Duck in Orange Sauce (1975).


He built up a solid comedy resume in primarily Neapolitan 50's features including La paura fa 90 (1951) (his first co-starring role), Café chantant (1953), Milanesi a Napoli (1954), La moglie è uguale per tutti (1955), Domenica è sempre domenica (1958), Le confident de ces dames (1959) and Tipi da spiaggia (1959). Ugo became a middle-aged European star the following decade. Turning in a number of powerhouse character studies, he excelled as bon vivants, adulterous husbands and other suave gents in primarily farcical comedy and saucy, sardonic romps, particularly those of director/writer Marco Ferreri. He also demonstrated a remarkable range when it came to portraying world-weary protagonists in political drama or grim satire.


Appearing on the stage, he finally found an entry into films at age 28 in 1950 with a featured role in the war comedy I cadetti di Guascogna (1950).


Born Ottavio Tognozzi in Cremona, Italy, on March 23, 1922, by the time Ugo was a teen he was a bookkeeper for a salami factory and performed in local amateur theatricals on the sly.