From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
Salvatore Di Silvestro, best known as Rino Di Silvestro (30 January 1932 - 3 October 2009) was an Italian director, screenwriter, producer and actor.
Born in Rome, Di Silvestro became first known thanks to Op bop pop nip, a piece he wrote, directed and starred, which was continuously represented at the Teatro delle Muse in Rome from 1962 to 1966. After having collaborated uncredited to the screenplays of a number of genre films, in 1973 he made his debut as director with Women in Cell Block 7, a film which his regarded as the first Italian women in prison film.
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