Sunday, April 11, 2010

RIP Gino Pagnani

Italian comedic actor and voice dubber Gino Pagnani died on April 10, 2010 in Magliano Sabina, Italy. Gino was born Luigi Pagnani Fusconi 1927 (ca). Gino's first film was “Il professor Matusa e i suoi hippies” (1968). He would then appear as the head examiner for the Department of Motor Vehicles in “Ma chi t'ha dato la patente?” (1970) directed by Nando Cicero with Franco & Ciccio. Gino would appear in future Franco & Ciccio films. He then appeared in the 1972 erotic comedy film “Quel gran pezzo dell'Ubalda tutta nuda e tutta calda”. These films would be his staple for years to come. He seldom had more than cameo and small character roles but his face was immediately recognizable to film goers. His last film appearance was as Dr. Socrates in the 1984 film “L'allenatore nel pallone”. Pagnani was also a voice actor and was best known as the Italian voice for Papa Smurf in the famous television series. His death was reported by his granddaughter Maria Cristina Camilli.

PAGNANI, Gino (aka Luigi Pagnani) (Luigi Pagnani Fusconi) [7/31/1927, Rome, Lazio, Italy – 4/10/2009, Magliano Sabina, Rieti, Latium, Italy] – TV, voice actor.
The Man Called Invincible – 1973 (Mrs. Rogerson’s lover)
The Crazy Bunch – 1974
Eh? Who’s Afraid of Zorro! – 1975 (drunk)

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