Saturday, September 21, 2013

Happy 85th Birthday Giancarlo Badessi

Giancarlo Badessi was born on September 21. 1928 in Rome, Italy as Giancarlo Badese. A multifaceted artist who was well appreciated since the early 1970s, a period during which he participated in many successful films. After an initial career as an accountant, had appeared in the theater around the age of forty, working with Giancarlo Cobelli in the play “La caserma delle fate”, which was later made ​​into the film “Stop the World ... I Want to Get Off” directed by Cobelli. Since 1967 he starred in numerous films as a character actor, becoming a familiar face on television in commercials.
Some of his best remembered roles were as Mr. Erickson in “What Have You Done to Solange?” (1972). In 1977, he played Cerullo, in “A Man Called Magnum”. The same year he was cast in Squadra antitruffa ("Fraud Squad") which starred David Hemmings. Badessi appeared in seven Euro-westerns from “Ace High” (1967) as the boxing promoter, to “Hallelujah to Vera Cruz” (1973).
Giancarlo died in Rome on December 6, 2011 at the age of 82. Today we remember Giancarlo Badessi on what would have been his 85th birthday.

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