Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Remembering Ennio Balbo

Ennio Balbo was born on April 18, 1922 in Naples, Italy. He studied acting at the Sharoff Academy in Rome. After World War II he joined Paola Bourbon’s acting troop. It was here he met his wife, actress Dora Calindri [1911-2002], who was the sister of actor Ernesto Calindri [1909-1999]. Balbo was almost 40 years-old before he began his full-time career as an actor. He would go on to appear in 45 films from 1958 until 1988. Balbo also appeared often on TV and was a film dubber, voicing in Italian such voices as those of Norman Fell, George Kennedy and Sebastian Cabot. He was also heard in cartoons and television series. Ennio appeared in five Euro-westerns: “Day of Anger”, “Two Faces of the Dollar” both in 1967, “Gatling Gun” and “Two Pistols and a Coward” both 1968 and “The Stranger’s Gundown” (aka “Django the Bastard”) in 1969. Ennio Balbo died of a heart attack on June 18, 1989 in Rome at 67. Today we remember Ennio Balbo on what would have been his 90th birthday.

1 comment:

  1. Ennio Balbo was in "Day Of Anger" from 1967 with Lee Van Cleef and Giuliano Gemma. I happen to own that film.