Carlo Artemio Vittorio Duse was born on January 5, 1899 in Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. He came from a large family of actors, a cousin of Eleanor and brother of Eugene, begins to tread the boards of the theater as a young actor in the company of Virgilio Talli, Mary Spalato, Antonio Gandusio, and subsequently in those of Hermes Zacconi, Dina Galli and Amedeo Chiantoni, also working as a writer of comedies.
He made his debut in the silent film, in the historic 1926 blockbuster, “The Last Days of Pompeii”, directed by Carmine Gallon Palermi and Hamlet.
Only in the early 1930s, is he seen often as a film actor, especially as a character actor, and usually as a bad and ruthless person. He had a continuous film career until it was interrupted by his death on September 9, 1956 in Rome.
Carlo appeared in only one Euro-western “The Girl of the Golden West” in 1942.
Today we remember Carlo Duse on what would have been his 115th birthday.
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