Thursday, December 13, 2012

Remembering Vinicio Sofia

Vinicio Sofia was born in Corleone, Sicily, on December 13, 1907. Sofia was a character actor who appeared in over 65 films between 1933 and 1973. One of his best remembered films was 1951’s  “Alice nel paese delle meraviglie” (Alice in Wonderland) with Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton Luske,  where he was the Italian voice of Tweedledee. In 1953 he again worked with Geronimi, Jackson, and Luske in the making of the 1953 film “Le avventure di Peter Pan” (The Adventures of Peter Pan) where he played the  part of Sponge. Sofia also appeared alongside Toto in “Totò Tarzan” (1950). Vinicio appeared in one Euro-western: “The Kid of the West” (1942) and was the Italian voice of Remo Capitani in “My Name is Trinity” (1970). Sofia left us at the age of 75 on December 20, 1982 in Rome. Today we remember Vinicio Sofia on what would have been his 105th birthday.

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