Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Remembering Attilio Dottesio
Attilio Dottesio was born July 16, 1909 and had a screen career that spanned almost 50 years. He began his show business career in France as a singer. He later returned to Italy and attended the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia First appear on film in 1940 in “La peccatrice” (aka The Sinner) directed by Amleto Palermi he would go on to be a reliable character actor especially during the Spaghetti Western era appearing in over three dozen films. He sometimes used the alias William Burke, Arthur Dotte, Atilio Dotte, Dan Reese, Dean Reese, Don Reese during these years. He even took a turn at directing a documentary which was never released. Attilio died on Feberuary 12, 1989 in Rome, Italy. We remember Attilio Dottesio belatedly on his 100th birthday celebrated July 16.