Monday, June 16, 2014

Happy 90th Birthday Ignatius Colnigee

Ignazio Colnaghi was born on June 16, 1924, Milan, Lombardy, Italy. Known by the stage name of Ignatius Colnigee he began his career at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan with Dario Fo and Franco Parenti, then followed them into variety shows on radio, but he prefered to devote himself early into voice dubbing. He began covering sporting events on ‘Incom Week’, which aired in cinemas before the screening of films, but is best remembered for having lent his voice to Calimero, the black chick protagonist of the lucky carousels for Mira Lanza since 1963. He has also given his voice to another television personality, the caterpillar John little the friend of Rat Gigio, the puppet created in 1961 by Maria Perego. As a voice dubber for film actors he has lent his voice to well-known French actors such as Fernandel in his early films and Pierre Brasseur. As a film actor himself appeared in six films for children of somewhat moderate interest, mostly for Angio Zane. On television, in addition to participating in several original prose, he’s appeared in two dramas between 1963 and 1975, ‘Il mulino del Po’, directed by Sandro Bolchi and ‘Marco Visconti’ by Anton Giulio Majano.
Colnigee co-wrote with Angio Zane the screenplay of the 1964 Euro-western “Okay, Sheriff” which starred Frank Senis.
Today we celebrate Ignatius Colnigee's 90th birthday.

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