Thursday, June 14, 2012

Remembering Aldo Barberito

Aldo Barberito was born on June 14, 1922 in Zagarolo, Italy. As a character actor he appeared in over 30 films between 1961 and 1982. Most of his appearances were in 1960's and 1970's crime films such as "Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso" (1971) by Umberto Lenzi "Il casso Mattei" (1972), "Roma a mano armata", "Italia a mano armata" both in 1976 and "La banda del trucido" (1977). He was also a voice actor who dubbed into Italian such voices as Jack Albertson, Eric Sykes, Charles Coburn, Walter Huston, Mauro Vestri, Vic Morrow, Karl Malden, Claude Akins and Anthony Quayle. He also dubbed numerous cartoon characters and later became a dubbing director. Barberito also appeared on television and was a member of such TV series as 1962's "Una tragedia americana" and "La donna di fiori" (1969) and "Napoleone a Sant’Elena" (1973). Aldo also appeared in six Euro-westerns in the early 1970s from “Fistful of Lead” (1970) to “The Return of Hallelujah” (1972). Barberito died in Rome, Italy on April 14 1982. Today we remember Aldo Barberito on what would have been his 90th birthday.

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