Monday, March 21, 2011

Remembering Vittorio Duse

Vittorio Duse was born on March 21, 1916 in Loreto, Ancone, Marche, Italy. After graduating from The Expiremental Cinema Centre he was given small roles in “Il cavaliere senza nome” by Ferrucio Cerio (1941) “The Girl of the Golden West”, “Girarabub”, “The Lion of Damasacus” all in 1942. His first large role came as the commissioner in 1943's “Obsession” directed by Luchino Visconti. After this he was hired by such directors as Vergano, De Santis, Camerini and Lizzani. Duse also tried to become a director with 1954's “L’ultima illusione” and again 1955's “Il nostro campione” and finally with “A vent'anni è sempre festa” in 1957. In 1990 he had a small part in Copolla’s “The Godfather - Part III”. Vittorio appeared in two other westerns besides “Girl of the Golden West”. “The Two Sergeants of General Custer” (1965) and “Kill and Pray” 1965. Duse passed away on June 2, 2005 in Rome. Today we celebrate what would have been Vittorio Duse’s 95th birthday.

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