Sunday, February 16, 2014

Remembering Angelo Infanti

Angelo Infanti was born on February 16, 1939 in Zagarolo, Lazio, Italy. Infanti was known for his roles in the series of “Black Emanuelle” by Joe D' Amato and those in the first film by Carlo Verdone, like “Bianco, rosso e Verdone” (1980) and “Borotalco”, for which he won the David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actor in 1982.
Initially active in the field of international film (he took part in Francis Ford Coppola's “The Godfather” (1972) as Fabrizio and productions such asL'ultimo colpo”) , he appeared during the 1970s and 1980s in several general Italian films, including spaghetti westerns, sexploitation, and some detective thrillers. Later he devoted himself mainly to television productions such as serials and movies for television. During this time he appeared in four Euro-westerns: “$4.00 of Revenge” (1965) with Robert Woods, “Ballad of a Gunman” (1967), with Anthony Ghidra, “A Man Called Sledge” (1970) with James Garner and “Judge Roy Bean” (1971) with Robert Hossein.
On October 11, 2010 Infanti was struck by a sudden and severe heart attack from which he died the following day at the Tivoli Hospital in Rome. He was 71. Leaving his wife Emanuela Rolando and a daughter, actress Rosella Infanti [1977- ].
Today we remember Angelo Infanti on what would have been his 75th birthday.

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