Thursday, July 23, 2009
Remembering Nerio Bernardi
Nerio Bernardi was born on July 23, 1899 in Bologna, Italy. He attended college studying mathematics and medicine before falling for the lure of the cinema. He made his theatrical debut in Rome under the direction of Lucio D’Amber in the 1922-1923 season. He entered films before that in 1919 making many appearances in Italy and other European countries. During World War II he fled to Spain and made so film appearances there. He returned to Italy in 1952. Returning under the alias Nerik Berkoff he made several Zorro films and one Spaghetti Western “Wanted Johnny Texas” in 1967. Today we remember Nerio Bernardi on what would have been his 110 birthday.