Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Remembering Erno Crisa
Actor Erno Crisa was born on March 10, 1924 in Biserta, Tunisia. He first appeared on film in an uncredited role in the 1944 French film “Coup de tête”. He continued appearing in French films until 1949 when he was third-billed in the Italian film “Cuori senza frontiere” (The White Line) with Gina Lollobrigida and Raf Vallone. Crisa then began making appearances in Peplum films during the 1950s. He was a star of the Sadistik photo novels during the 1960s and also acted in Spaghetti Westerns and spy films, sometimes using the alias James Parker. His most memorable appearance in the Spaghetti Western genre was probably as ‘El Supremo’ in 1967 film “Pecos Cleans Up”. He died on April 5, 1968 of a cerebral hemorrhage at the height of his popularity.