Saturday, April 18, 2015

RIP Robert Rietty

Robert Rietty was one of the greatest of British voice dubbers in the Golden Age of films. He died in London on April 3, 2015 at the age of 92. Born Lucio Rietti on February 8, 1923 in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. His father was actor Vittorio Rietti and discovered his son’s ability to memorize scripts and made him a part of his theatrical troop where he performed at the age of 8. By 15 he was making films under his new stage name Robert Rietty. On tour in England when World War II broke out he was detained and released after 8 months. He continued to acting on stage, films and TV and later in the 1960s became active in film dubbing where he wrote dialogue, directed and voiced many films. Among which were seven Euro-westerns including the voice of Patrick McGoohen in 1975’s The Genius with Terence Hill.

The Man With a Thousand Voices -  

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