Monday, March 10, 2014

Remembering Erno Crisa

Erno Crisa was born on March 10, 1924 in Biserta, Tunisia to a family were Sicilian immigrants. Erno was fascinated by the world of entertainment and immigrated to France following courses in Ballet and Choreography both modern and classic at the Preobajenska, after failing to work in some theater in Paris. He made his debut in the French cinema in the late 1930s, in the film “Le Mystère Saint-Val”, with Fernandel.
Returning to Italy, he was hired by the Society of Wanda Osiris, where he worked as a soloist of the ballet, during the 1948-1949 season, at the Journal of Garinei and Giovannini and at the Grand Hotel.
In 1950, he was noticed by the director Luigi Zampa, who hires him to play a role in the film “Cuori senza frontier”. It will be the beginning of a long series of films that will run until the end of the 1960s. During the 1960s he appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Sugar Colt” (1966) as Yonker using the alias James Parker and “Pecos Cleans Up” (1967) as ‘El Supremo’.
Crisa died suddenly in Rome, at age 44 on April 5, 1968 from a cerebral hemorrhage.

Today we remember Erno Crisa on what would have been his 90th birthday.

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