Monday, August 11, 2014

Remembering Giuseppe Addobbati

Giuseppe Addobbati was born on August 11, 1909 in Macarsca, Kingdom of Dalmatia, Austria-Hungary. Addobbati was born in Macarsca (present-day Makarska), then part of Austria-Hungary, and later lived in Trieste. He made over 80 film appearances between 1937 and 1980 often as a police officer or law enforcer. He starred in films such as “The Phantom of the Opera” (1964), “The Conformist” (1970). Sometimes billed as John Mac Douglas or John McDouglas he appeared in eighteen Euro-westerns including “Ride and Kill” (1963)Blood For A Silver Dollar”, “Colorado Charlie”, “Django” (all 1965), “$4.00 for Revenge” and “The Brute and the Beast” (both 1966), and “The Stranger Returns” (1967).
He also made several horror film appearances such as Nightmare Castle in 1965 alongside Barbara Steele, Paul Muller, Helga Liné, Laurence Clift and Rik Battaglia.
Addobbati died in Rome on January 4, 1986.
Today we remember Giuseppe Addobbati on what would have been his 105th birthday.

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