Monday, October 24, 2011

Happy 85th Birthday Corrado Olmi

Corrado Olmi was born on October 24, 1926 in Jesi, Ancona, Marche, Italy. He was involved in some local amateur drama plays while attending high school. He then moved to Rome and obtained a law degree. Olmi then attended the Sharoff Academy and was very active in theate appearing in over one hundred plays. Staqrting in the mid-1950s Corrado then made appearances on television and small roles in films. He appeared in over 60 films including "Wake and Kill" (1966), "Cat O’ Nine Tails" and "4 Flies on Grey Velvet" (both 1971). During this time he appeared in four Euro-westerns including "Ace High" (1967), "A Stranger in Paso Bravo" (1968), "Joe Dakota" (1971) and "Apache Woman" (1976). In 1998 he appeared in "Dinner" directed by Ettore Scola and won a Silver Ribbon for Best Supporting Actor. He retired in 2000 and now is active as a caricaturist and painter. His paintings have been published in two books entitled "Over the Scene" and "Beyond the Screen". Today we celebrate Coorado Olmi’s 85th birthday.

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