Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Happy 100th Birthday Ugo Sasso

Ugo Sasso was born Domenico Pasquale Giuseppe Sasso on March 23, 1910. He moved to Rome in the 1930s and attended the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. In 1935 he made his film debut in Alessandro Blasetti's “Old Guard”. He then appeared in a long series of films from 1935's “Tre fratelli in gamba” to 1945's “L'ospite di una notte”. He appeared in 8 Eurowesterns often being billed as Hugo Arden. beginning with “Buffalo Bill in Rome” (1949) to “A Winchester Does Not Forgive” (1967). Others were “The Sign of Zorro” (1963), Colorado Charlie”, “Mutiny at Fort Sharp” both (1965), “Ramon the Mexican” (1966), “Buffalo Bill, Hero of the West”, “Shotgun” (1967) . Other aliases used were Hugh Arden, Steve Gordon, Hugo Harden, Gordon Steve and Gordon Stevens. He retired from film in 1973. Today we celebrate Ugo Sasso's 100th birthday.

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