Dario Fo Age, Wife, Biography & More


Real NameDario Fo
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionPlaywright and Actor
Awards/AchievementsIn 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
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 March 1926
Place of BirthLeggiuno Sangiano, Varese, Kingdom of Italy
Date of Death13 October 2016
Place of DeathMilan, Italy
Age (as on 13 October 2016)90 Years
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
HometownVarese, Lombardy region of Italy
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityAccademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Brera Academy), Milan, Italy
Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
Educational QualificationsDegree in Architectural Studies
FamilyFather- Felice Fo
Mother- Pina Rota Fo
Brother- Fulvio Fo
Sister- Bianca Fo Garambois
EthnicityWhite Italian
HobbiesPainting, Reading, Writing, Listening to music
ControversiesHis 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
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date24 June 1954
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeFranca Rame (Italian Theater Actress & Playwright)
ChildrenSon- Jacopo Fo (Italian writer-actor and director)
Daughter- N/A


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 Literaturedario-fo-with-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.