Friday, November 9, 2012

Remembering Gianni Brezza

Gianni Brezza was born on November 9, 1942 in Pola, Croatia, Yugoslavia. He moved to La Spezia, Liguria, Italy and then to Rome where he began his artistic career in the sixties. Brezza
became the principal dancer of the RAI dance troupe and worked in many major programs of the 1960s and 1970s, including ‘Canzonissima’, ‘Studio One’ and ‘Milleluci’. He worked with, among others, Mina, Raffaella Carrà, Sandra Mondaini, Sylvie Vartan, Lola Falana. Gianni later became a director, choreographer and actor in collaboration with Rita Pavone. After leaving the profession as a dancer, because of health problems and age, he dedicated himself to directing and co-production projects in theater and television with Loretta Goggi, whom he married April 26, 2008, after almost thirty years of living together. Brezza died in Rome April 5, 2011 of cancer. Brezza appeared in 5 Euro-westerns: “Little Rita of the West” (1967), “Viva Django” (1968) and “Here We Go Again, Eh Providence?” (1973), and thanks to an anonymous commetn I forgot to mention "Death Rides Alone" (1967) and "A Hole in the Forehead" (1968) as John Bryan. Today we remember Gianni Brezza on what would have been his 70th birthday.


  1. Gianni Brezza also appeared in this 2 Italo-Western:
    "Con lui cavalca la morte " (1967)
    "Un Buco in fronte" (1968)
    His Pseudonym was "John Bryan".

  2. Thanks for the additional information which I've added to the post.