Monday, June 4, 2012

Remembering Nino Vingelli

Nino Vingelli was born June 4, 1912 in Naples, Italy. Vingelli at first worked in the theater, making his debut in cinema during the Second World War in “I mariti” (1941) starring Amedeo Nazzari. Nino was a good dramatic actor, with a dry and composed style. After the war he became a very effective character actor in both comedic and dramatic roles. Among the many movies he made several standout “La legge” (1959), he played the character Pizzaccio with a lot of color; “La Sfida” (1958), where he was a vigorous and dry Gennaro; “I magliari” (1959), where he appears in the guise of Vincent. With his sometime surprising skils Vingelli emerged as one of the best actors of the recent Italian cinema. He was especially good in parts of Neapolitan cunning, often unscrupulous and other times a tender-hearted and good companion. Vingelli appeared in over 130 films among which were nine Euro-westerns from “The Lost Treasure of the Aztecs in 1964 to “Drummer of Vengeance” in 1971. Vingelli died on March 26, 2003 in Rome. Today we remember Nino Vingelli on what would have been his 100th birthday.


  1. Hi Tom,

    I just wanted say a brief thank you for this post. Nino Vingelli was my grandfather, and it's wonderful to see his work remembered in this way - particularly on such a significant date.

    Grazie mille,

  2. You are more than welcomed Catherine. It's a shame too many of these great actors who were seen regularly, and added so much to the leading actors performance are forgotten about once they retire or pass on. That's one of the main purposes of this blog is to keep their memories alive, introduce them to people unaware of who they are and recognize their part in the genre. Viva Nino Vingelli!

  3. Hello... this day is also the José Torres' birthday! José Torres is a Venezuelan A List Actor who played in more than 30 Spaghetti Western's movies in Italy at 70's! Even I think you have him in some post in this blog!