Thursday, April 10, 2014

Remembering Nino Pavese

Nino Pavese was born on April 10, 1904 in Asti, Piedmont, Italy. He was the younger brother of the more famous Luigi Pavese [1897-1969], who also began his career as a stage actor, first as a member of various companie, then by forming their own towards the end of the 1930s.
After a long period characterized by training and a few important roles, he debuts in the film debuted in 1936 in “I due sergenti” by Enrico Guazzoni. Thanks to this his physical presence  and mocking face was noticed, which made him more suitable for interpreting genre films adventure and dramatic, almost always in the role of the villain.
However, he never had the opportunity to express himself fully, but despite this, thanks to his popular tone of voice, achieved great success as an actor and voice actor on the radio, dubbing many actors, including Steve Cochran, Albert Dekker, James Cagney, Bruce Cabot, Anthony Caruso, Leif Erickson, Gene Evans, Marc Lawrence, Jack Carson, Anthony Quinn, Neville Brand, Arthur Kennedy, Regis Toomey and Gilbert Roland. He has also lent his voice for dubbing in the original 1953 Disney animated film “The Adventures of Peter Pan”.
In the 1960s and 1970s Nino was seen in numerous television dramas, including, in 1969, ‘La donna di cuori’.
Nino appeared in only one Euro-western “The Kid of the West” in 1942 as Pedro Montes/Drake. Nino was heard as the voice of José Calvo in “Gunfight at Red Sands” (1963), Daniel Martin in “Fistful of Dollars” (1964), John Bartha in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966) and José Torres in “Ramon the Mexican” (1966).
Nino died in Rome, Italy on December 21, 1979.
Today we remember Nino Pavese on what would have been his 110th birthday.

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