Sunday, June 27, 2010

RIP Aldo Giuffrè

Italian actor Aldo Giuffrè has died.

Giuffrè died yesterday evening, June 26th during an operation for peritonitis in San Filippo Neri Hospital in Rome. Giuffrè turned 86 years old on April 10. A native of Naples, Italy he was a radio announcer before he was 20 years-old and announced the end of the war in 1945. He started acting on stage in 1942 with the Eduardo De Filippo company. He worked on stage with Luchino Visconti and Giorgio Strehler. In 1972-1973 he played alongside his brother Carlo in the comedy “Un coperto di più”. His film debut was in 1947 in the drama “Assunta Spina” directed by Mario Mattoli. He also appeared in “I eri, oggi, domani” directed by Vittorio De Sica but is best remembered for his role as Captain Clinton in Sergio Leone's “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966). His last film appearance was in 2001's “La republica di San Gennaro” directed by Massimo Costa. In the 1960s he devoted most of his acting skills to television. Giuffrè also appeared in the Euro-western “Two Mafiamen in the Far West” (1964) as a defense attorney with Franco and Ciccio.

2 comments:

  1. Sad news indeed. I've watched TGTBATU more times than any other film in my lifetime. His death scene remains one of the most poignant and best remembered in cinema history. In fact, I just watched it the other day. Aldo even shared the same birthday as I. But he will live on in what millions of movie goers consider the Best Western of All Time. R.I.P. Cap'n.

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