Monday, April 19, 2010
Remembering Guido Celano
Guido Celano was born into a noble family on April 19, 1905,in Francavilla a Mare, Italy. He studied acting while focusing on a theatrical career. He first appeared in the film “La scala” (1931) directed by Gennaro Righelli Under such aliases as Guy W. Celon, Guy Ceylon and William First he produced, directed, wrote screenplays and acted in over 125 films. He appeared in four Euro-westerns: “The Sign of Zorro” (1963), “The Hills Run Red” (1966) and along with acting, he produced and directed “The Cold Killer” (1966) and “Gun Shy Piluk” (1968), the last which he also wrote. He was married to actress Tina Xeo [1902-1992] from 1935-1988. They had five children. Guido died of peritonitis at the age of 84 on March 7, 1988 in Rome. Today we remember Guido Celano on what would have been his 105th birthday.