Monday, November 16, 2015

RIP Nando Gazzolo

Italian stage, radio, film, TV and voice actor Nando Gazzolo died in a hospital in Nepi, Italy today. He was 87. Ferdinando Gazzolo was born on October 16, 1928 in Savona, Liguria, Italy, the son of actor Lauro Gazzolo [1900-1970], radio announcer Aida Ottaviani Piccolo and half-brother of actor Virgilio Gazzolo [1936-    ]. Nando appeared in three Euro-westerns: Django Shoots First (1966) as Ken Kluster/Custer, the TV western “Don’t Sing Shoot (1967) as Roy Thomas but is probably best remembered as Ken Seagall in “The Hills Run Red (1966). He is remembered for his tremendous voice by Italian film goers as he was the Italian voice of Gian Maria Volonte in “Fistful of Dollars” (1964) and “For a Few Dollars More” (1965). The voice of Anthony Steffen in “7 Dollars to Kill”, Leo Anchoriz in “7 Guns for the MacGregors”, James Mitchum in “The Tramplers” (all 1966), Horst Frank in “Viva Django! (1967) and Patrick McGoohan in 1975’s “The Genius”.

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