From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ciccio Ingrassia (5 October 1922 - 28 April 2003) was an Italian comedian. He was born in Palermo, Sicily and began his career in the 1950s, although his career only really took off in the 1960s. He starred in many comedies, mainly as a duo with comedian Franco Franchi. During the 1980s he also did television work. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ciccio Ingrassia, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.