Monday, June 8, 2009

Happy 80th Birthday Gastone Moschin

Born Gastone Moschine on June 8, 1929 in San Giovanni a Lupatoto, Verona, Italy, he began his career in theater in Genoa and then Milan. At the same time he began to make appearances in feature films such as “La rivale” (1955) and “L’audace colpo dei soliti ignoti” (1959). In 1965 he was featured in “Signori e signore” and starred in “Seven Times Seven” in 1968. His most famous role was that of Rambaldo Melandri in the “Amici miei” (1975-1985). He would later appear in Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather Part II” as Don Fanucci. He was once married to actress Marzia Ubaldi and then went on to appear on both Italian and French television. He appeared in two Euro-westerns “Face to Face” (1967) and as Sheriff Gordon in Johnny Hallyday’s “Il Specialisti” (aka “Drop Them or I’ll Shoot) (1968). Today we celebrate his 80th birthday.

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