|Real Name||Dario Fo|
|Profession||Playwright and Actor|
|Awards/Achievements||In 1997, won Nobel Prize in Literature.|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 78 kg
in Pounds- 172 lbs
|Date of Birth||24 March 1926|
|Place of Birth||Leggiuno Sangiano, Varese, Kingdom of Italy|
|Date of Death||13 October 2016|
|Place of Death||Milan, Italy|
|Age (as on 13 October 2016)||90 Years|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Pisces|
|Hometown||Varese, Lombardy region of Italy|
|College/University||Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Brera Academy), Milan, Italy
Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
|Educational Qualifications||Degree in Architectural Studies|
|Family||Father- Felice Fo
Mother- Pina Rota Fo
Brother- Fulvio Fo
Sister- Bianca Fo Garambois
|Hobbies||Painting, Reading, Writing, Listening to music|
|Controversies||His work- Mistero Buffo stirred a controversy in 1969 in which he improvised the Christian gospels and was banned for 14 years by the Italian State for the same.|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Marriage Date||24 June 1954|
|Wife||Franca Rame (Italian Theater Actress & Playwright)
|Children||Son- Jacopo Fo (Italian writer-actor and director)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Dario Fo
- Does Dario Fo smoke?: Not Known
- Does Dario Fo drink alcohol?: Not Known
- He was born to Felice Fo and Pina Rota Fo in Lombardy’s Province of Varese, Italy.
- His father was a station master for the Italian State Railway.
- His mother was also a writer.
- His sister, Bianca Fo Garambois, was a writer and his younger brother, Fulvio Fo, became a theater administrator.
- His family had to frequently move along with Swiss-border as his father’s post was transferred frequently.
- He learned about storytelling from his grandmother, glassblowers and Lombard fishers.
- He moved to Milan in 1940 to study at the Brera Academy.
- During the World War II, he joined Mussolini’s Fascist Army- Repubblica Sociale Italiana to help his father to smuggle Allied soldiers, refugees and Jewish Scientists in disguise.
- After the end of the Second World War, he returned to Milan to further his studies in architecture at the Brera Academy.
- He had to abandon a thesis on Roman Architecture after the Second World War.
- In an interview, he revealed that his artistic influences include- Anton Chekhov, G B Shaw, De Filippo, Brecht, Beolco, Strehler, Mayakovosky, Gramsci and Molière.
- He had been hailed worldwide by the critics for his acting abilities, leftist ideologies and satirical works.
- He was an unexpected winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature.
- Most of his plays has been translated into more than 30 different languages worldwide.
- On 13 October 2016, he died of chronic respiratory disease in Milan, Italy.