Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy 80th Birthday Stelio Candelli

Stelio Candelli was born on March 28, 1931 in Trieste, Italy. His parents were state employees and after grammar school he attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts from 1954-1957. His first film was in “Gwendolyn” with Raf Vallone in 1957. In the 1960s he appeared in several Euro-westerns and Spy films as Stanley Kent. Among his nine Euro-westerns were, “The Last Tomahawk” (1965), “Blood at Sundown” (1967), “Drummer of Vengeance” and “Viva Django!” both in 1971 and “Trinity and Sartana are Coming” (1972). Stelio also appeared in several small made for television films. In 1996 he moved to England and worked for the BBC in theTV series “Vengeance” and again appeared in “Circus” (1975). Candelli made his stage debut in 1960 with a play by Goldoni and appeared for two seasons with Lydia Alfonsi from 1974-1976. His last film appearance was in 1990's “Mean Tricks”. Today we celebrate Stelio Candelli’s 80th birthday.

6 comments:

  1. Cool page, thanks for writing it. FYI, the series he worked on for the BBC was not "Vengeance" but called "Vendetta"and it was 1966 not 1996

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  2. I have seriously wonderful memories of Vendetta as a 10yr old and the Danny Scipio character was portrayed beautifully. The locations were the most exotic I had seen on TV at the time and that Mr Candelli will be 81 this year....well best wishes and thanks for the early impression. :)

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  3. My two friends and I were in love with this man!! We wrote to the BBC enclosing photos of him and asked if they could get him to autograph them for us. He did, and also sent us handwritten notes thanking us for taking the time to write to him.

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  4. I remember Vendetta and Stelio Candelli with great affection.The theme music still gives me goosebumps.

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  5. I am another fan of Stelio Candelli and the Vendetta series. As a 12 year old I fell in love for the first time and it was wonderful. Great memories! Happy 81st dear Stelio. Fond memories. X

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  6. Stelio Candelli and 'Vendetta' hold many memories for me. 1966-1968 were the best years of my life! Music and everything else then was new and exciting. Happy Birthday Stelio, you will be 83 years old now.

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