Thursday, August 25, 2011

Remembering Giacomo Rossi Stuart

Giacomo Rossi Stuart was born on August 25, 1931 in Todi, Umbria, Italy. He was athletic from and early age and participated in boxing, riding, fencing and participated in the pentathlon. Wanting to become an actor he moved to New York City and took acting lessons at the Actors Studio returning to Italy in the mid-1950s. His first film appearance was in "Il mantello rosso" (1955). He appeared on stage in 1957 and made his first TV appearance in 1962. His career would continue with over 100 films and TV appearances. For a 20 year period 1958-1978 he was a stalwart in swashbucklers, westerns, espionage and historical films. He left the film industry in the late 1970s only to return 20 years later appearing in two films. He is the father of actor Kim Rossi Stuart [1969- ]. Using the alias G.R. Stuart and Jack Stuart he appeared in 13 Euro-westerns including "Gunfight at Red Sands" (1963), "Massacre at Grand Canyon" (1964), "Deguello" (1966), "Zorro the Fox" (1968), "The 5-Man Army" (1969), "Shanghai Joe" (1973) and "Zorro" (1975). Giacomo died on October 20, 1994 in Rome, Italy. Today we remember Giacomo Rossi-Stuart on what would have been his 80th birthday.

1 comment:

  1. Biltmore: As I recall I think he had an Italian mother, and a American father.

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