Sunday, July 12, 2009

Who Are Those Guys - Giampiero Albertini

Giampiero Albertini was born on December 20, 1927 in Muggio, Milan, Italy. He was a stage, film and voice actor known for his Italian dubbing of Peter Falk’s Colombo character. He had both major and minor roles in films especially crime films in the 1970s. He became a familiar face to the Italian theater goers, appearing in such films as “La vita di Leonardo Da Vinci” (1972), “Il Moro, A come Andromeda” (1972), “Lungo il fiume e sull'acqua” (1973), “I promessi sposi” (1989). He had a memorable performance appearing with Nino Manfredi and Gastone Moschin in the successful 1968 comedy “Italian Secret Service” in the role of Inspector Enci which bore a striking resemblance to the character he dubbed, Colombo. He would later become famous for his television advertisements for household electrical appliances. He is remembered by Spaghetti Western fans as Joe McIntock in “The Return of Sabata” (1971) starring Lee Van Cleef and as Fred Duskin who escapes from prison with Alex Cord in “A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die” (1967). He would go on to claim fame as Mr. Barezzi in the hit TV series “Verdi” (1982). Giampiero Albertini died of a heart attack on May 14, 1991 in Rome at the age of 63.

ALBERTINI, Giampiero [12/20/1927, Muggio, Milan, Italy – 5/14/1991, Rome, Lazio, Italy] – stage, TV, voice actor.
A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die – 1967 (Fred Duskin)
The Return of Sabata – 1971 (Joe McIntock)
Hallelujah to Vera Cruz – 1973 (General Miguel)
Zorro – 1974 (Brother Francisco)

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