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Luisita "Isa" Barzizza ( Sanremo , November 22 1929 ) is an ' actress and voice actress Italian , considered one of the most important interpreters of the magazine , the film and television Italians.
Daughter of the conductor Goofy Barzizza and of his wife Tatina Salesi, he studied at the Liceo Classico Vincenzo Gioberti of Turin and began to participate in parallel prose plays in supporting roles, next to actors such as Ruggero Ruggeri , Elsa Merlini and Eduardo De Philip .
At first the father was against her daughter's theatrical activities. It was Erminio Macario who threw it in the theater world, after the Barzizza had finished high school. The great actor personally asked the father of Isa to make her debut in her magazine. The father accepted provided that Isa was always followed by a housekeeper and it was so. Isa Barzizza debuted with The boarders of San Babila of 1947 , followed by Hamlet's Follies of 1947 - 48 .
Equipped with an attractive physique and a jaunty irony, soon became one of the darlings of the musical theater and light postwar Italian.
On stage with Toto
His second was godfather Toto , from which it can be said that he learned all the tricks of the trade: the relationship with the public at the time comedians, mime the use of space on the stage. For the theater, he played two shows with Toto: Once upon a time the world ( 1948 ) and Bada who will eat you ( 1949 ). Quest'utima was born in the famous gag of the sleeper (revived in the film Toto Color of 1952 ). Given the resounding success of the sketch comedy and overwhelming Toto, from the seven minutes of the first arrived, after a few months of replicas, to last a full 45 minutes. The Neapolitan comic was able to add something more to meet the enthusiasm of the audience.
With Toto also made his debut at the movies ( The two orphans of 1947 ). With the Prince of Laughter Barzizza realized the 11 films.
His filmography counts in the whole thirty films, although mostly secondary roles, such as the shoulder of the male comedians, who already worked with in the theater. Perhaps the only leading role that was played Gran varieties (1954), where she sang a blues with a fatal black satin dress with the slit.
In the season 1951 - 52 he worked with Garinei and Giovannini , who pay homage to her great beauty and her breezy sense of humor in magazines such as Grand spree , which was a great success with the public.
In the same years also worked in the theater prose reciting William Shakespeare it 's Twelfth Night , directed by Renato Castellani .
On January 3, 1954 , the day of commencement of the official programs of Italian television, the RAI passed the one-act play by Carlo Goldoni Osteria mail in which the Barzizza was the lead actress. There followed many other comedies that will be passed on television. In 1955 - 56 with a new hit musical comedy Valentina , the love story of two lovers who make a leap forward in time.
In 1960 , just 31 years old, he decided to stop the brilliant career in the theater following the death of her husband, TV director Charles Albert Church , in a car accident (which occurred June 3 1960 on the Via Aurelia ). For some years he devoted himself entirely to the only daughter, was linked romantically then the builder Enzo Villoresi.
Following a tip, in the early sixties he founded a company dubbing, dedicated to this activity, both as an entrepreneur and as artistic director.
He returned to the theater only in the early nineties , back in comedies such as The flea in the ear , under the direction of Gigi Proietti , or Arsenic and Old Lace , directed by Mario Monicelli . In 1995 he participated in the Spoleto Festival with The Last Yankee by Arthur Miller and in 1999 he played a version of the theatrical adaptation of the novel Mattresses Sisters of Aldo Palazzeschi , alongside Lauretta Masiero .
At the same time she returned to work when it's movie and television : it has led to Raitre gravure Never Say Never Again in 1989 with Fabio Fazio and Giampiero Mughini and has participated in two sets of fiction of Raiuno Let us not more ( 1999 and 2001 ) .
In 2012, in the film Viva Italy is back on the big screen playing the role of Marisa, elderly admitted to a hospital.