Monday, January 24, 2011

Who are Those Guys? - Franco Balducci

Franco Balducci was born on November 23, 1922 in Bettone, Umbria, Italy. He was another of the more familiar faces of the Italian cinema. His first credited film appearances was in 1947 as Giacomo in “Bullet for Stefano” directed by Diulio Coletti. During his career he would appear in over 75 films and a few television appearances until retiring in the late 1970s. Franco appeared in 15 Euro-westerns during his career. Among his most memorable roles was as Pete Wiley in 1965's “The Tramplers” with Gordon Scott and Joseph Cotten. In “Day of Anger” he played Slim and the sheriff of Lyndon City in “Death Rides a Horse” both in 1967. He was one of Kraut’s (Mario Brega) henchman in “A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die” (1968).

BALDUCCI, Franco [11/23/1922, Bettone, Perugia, Umbria, Italy -     ] - TV actor.
The Sheriff - 1959 (Jimmy)
The Man Who Came to Kill - 1965
The Tramplers - 1965 (Pete Wiley)
Black Tigress - 1967
Day of Anger - 1967 (Slim)
Death Rides a Horse - 1967 (Lyndon City Sheriff)
Last of the Badmen - 1967 (Big John/Francisco)
Viva Django - 1967 (sheriff)
Wanted - 1967 (Cuzack)
A Long Ride from Hell - 1968 (Mason)
A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die - 1968 (Kraut henchman)
A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof - 1968 (Brent)
Night of the Serpent - 1969 (Luciano)
A Man Called Sledge - 1970 (prisoner)
The Grand Duel - 1972 (Bulls friend)

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