Friday, January 25, 2013

Remembering Renato De Carmine

Renato De Carmine was born on January 25, 1923 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He made his acting debuted at De Carmine Stagetabile of Naples and worked there for a long time. In1961 he was working at the Piccolo Theatre in Milan with Giorgio Strehler. During his career he appeared in light and dramatic roles, demonstrating his great versatility, playing with Tino Carraro, Franco Parenti, Giancarlo Dettori under such directors as Franco Zeffirelli and Jerome Savary.

He was known to television audiences for his participation in early dramas, such as ‘Little Women’ and ‘The Little Ancient World’, in the 1950s, continuing his activities through the decade in such fictional performances as ‘The Octopus 7’ and ‘Linda and the Sergeant’. He was among the first actors to discover the potential of the new medium, bringing to the small screen in 1954 ‘The Tavern's Mail’ by Goldoni. He also had experience as a host of a variety show alongside Alicia Cheli in ‘Fickle’.

His work in the cinema began in 1948 with “William Tell”, appearing in films of various kinds, such as “The Merchant of Venice” (1953), “The Indomitable Angelica” (1967), “Seven Yellow Silk Shawls” (1969), “In the Name of the Pope King” (1977), “To Love Only for Love” (1993), “Romance of a Poor Young Man” (1995) and his only Euro-western “Challenge to White Fang” (1974) where he played the part of Lieutenant Charles Leclerc”. His last appearance was in the short film “La pacificazione” in 2009. De Carmine died on July 18, 2010 in Rome. Today we remember Renato De Carmine on what would have been his 90th birthday.

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