Thursday, March 7, 2013

Who Are Those Gals? - Clelia Bernacchi

Clelia Bernacchi was born in Milan, Lombardy on December 28, 1910. She was married to actor and voice dubber Cesare Polacco [1900-1986]. Clelia was very active in acting on both RAI and EIAR radio and the beginning of the 1930s, both in comedies than in dramas. As an actress, she starred in a dozen films from 1935 to 2001 including her only Euro-western “Blood Red Rose” (1939) playing the lead role of Esperanza. Until her death in Rome on February 24, 2006 she was one of the most active voice dubbing actresses who lent her voice most often to such actresses as Patricia Neal, Lauren Bacall, Eve Arden, and Alexis Smith. She also starred in the Italian Disney animated film version of “The Aristocats” (1970) as Peter's grandmother and in the animated series “Heidi” (1978).

BERNACCHI, Clelia [12/28/1910, Milan, Lombardy, Italy - 2/24/2006, Frascati, Rome, Lazio, Italy] – stage, radio, TV, voice actress, married to actor Cesare Polacco [1900-1986] (19??-1986).
Blood Red Rose - 1939 (Esperanza)

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