Luigi Bonos was born on October 30, 1909 in Berlin, Germany. The son of two Hungarian circus artists, along with his brothers Giovani ‘Gianni’ [1907-1956] and Vittorio [1908-1966] Bonos formed a trio of comedians who found much success in the revue theaters between the 1930s and 1940s.
He made his film debut in 1951 in “Era lui, sì, sì!” although he had appeared as an uncredited acrobat as early as 1945 in “L'ippocampo”, and since then he appeared in over 80 films and TV appearances, mainly in comedy films, usually as a character actor. He was sometimes billed as Louis Williams and Duane Bowland but most often as Gigi Bonos.
Luigi appeared in 16 Euro-westerns from “Il bandolero stanco” in 1952 to “They Call Me Renegade” (1984). He was a regular in many of the Terence Hill, Bud Spencer films.
Bonos died sometime in the year 2000 at the age of 90.
Today we remember Luigi ‘Gigi’ Bonos on what would have been his 105th birthday.