Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Remembering Mario Valgoi

Mario Valgoi was born on August 6, 1939 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. Trained at the Academy of Dramatic Art Silvio D'Amico in Rome, he worked with some of the greatest Italian directors, including Franco Zeffirelli, Orazio Costa, Giorgio Strehler, and for many years he played at the Teatro Stabile del Veneto.
 
He appeared in many roles in both film and television, where one of his most famous was “The Italian Job” (1969) with Michael Caine.
 
Valgoi appeared in only two Euro-westerns: “A Man Called Sledge” (1970) as Beetle and “The Genius” (1975) with Terence Hill as Thomas Trader.
 
His last performance was in the film “Prima di andar via” (2004).
 
Mario died on July 18, 2005 in Feltre, Veneto, Belluno, Italy at the age of 65.
 
Today we remember Mario Valgoi on what would have been his 75th birthday.

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