Friday, August 8, 2014

Remembering Renato Malavasi

Renato Malavasi was born on August 8, 1904 in Verona, Veneto, Italy. After attending courses in ballet and choreography for the Opera, he decided to the study acting and theater. He debuted in dialect, working in the company’s Cesco Baseggio and the Brothers Micheluzzi later with Antonio Gandusio.
He made his debut in silent films in the late 1920s, soon he became one of the most popular character actors heralded by production houses and directors, with a career of 60 years he appeared in movies until 1992 with a total of about 160 films.
During the Italian Social Republic, he resided in Verona and had the opportunity to shoot some films in the studios of Venice, the Giudecca, working with directors such as Piero Ballerini, Giorgio Ferroni and Francesco De Robertis.
During his career, in 1971 he was called to dub Gino Cavalieri in the film “La moglie del prete”.
Malavasi appeared in seven Euro-westerns from “Franco & Ciccio on the Warpath” in 1969 to “The Grandsons of Zorro” in 1975.  
He died on October 7, 1998 in his hometown of Verona at the age of 94.
Today we remember Renato Malavasi on what would have been his 110th birthday.

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