Carlo Tamberlani was born on March 11, 1899 in Salice Salentino, Puglia, Italy. Carlo was the son actors Vincenzo and Anna Usai Tamberlani and the brother of actor Nando Tamberlani [1896-1967], and actress Ermete Tamberlani [1902-deceased]. After early artistic performances with his parents, in first post-World War I works with various theater before joining, in 1927, with the the company of Bella Starace Sainati, which he took direction with his brother Nando .
Other jobs followed, including the deputy editor of the company of Hermes Zacconi, he arrived in 1933-34 to work with Kiki Palmer and interpret: “Hippolytus of Euripides” (1934), “Agamemnon” by Aeschylus. In 1935 he appeared with Cele Abba in “Coriolanus” and “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare. In 1936 and until 1939 he is an acting teacher at the Academy of Dramatic Arts "Silvio D'Amico " and then be the first actor of the Theatre of the Arts in Rome and then next to Emma Gramatica, to the theater Emanuel in 1943-44 where he was assigned in 1947 the chair of drama at the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome, a position he held until 1957.
In 1942 he published several books on acting. In the meantime, he continued his stage career in the 1950s and 1960s.
Also active in film, he is remembered first as a supporting actor then, gradually, with smaller character roles in B films. Tamberlani appeared in six Euro-westerns from “Zorro in the Court of Spain” (1962) to “Sabata” (1969). Carlo also worked sporadically in television.
Tamberlani died in Subiaco, Lazio, Italy on August 5, 1980.
Today we remember Carlo Tamberlani on what would have been his 115th birthday.
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