19 August 201919.01 The actor Cosimo Cinieri died after a long illness. He was 81 years old. Born in Taranto on 20 August 1938, he was one of the great exponents of Italian theater and avant-garde, in the 1960s and 1980s. He was the nephew of the playwright Cesare Giulio Viola, he worked with Carmelo Bene, in Sade, Otello or the Woman's Deficiency . In the cinema he has acted with directors like Bertolucci, Fulci, Indovina, Troisi, Magni, Winspeare. On TV he was also the star of commercials.