Saturday, January 19, 2013

Remembering Paolo Casella

Paolo Casella was born on January 19, 1938 in Bari, Puglia, Italy. His first film appearance was in “Il carabiniere a cavallo” (1961) directed by Carlo Lizzani. Sometimes appearing under the alias Paul Sullivan he would go on to appear in 14 films and TV appearances. Among these were three Euro-westerns: “The Beast” (1970) and “Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead”  and “The Return of Shangahi Joe” (both 1971). His last film appearance was in 1981’s “Musica per vecchi animali”. Casella died of cancer on August 27, 2005 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. Today we remember Paolo Casella on what would have been his 75th birthday.

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