Friday, September 30, 2016

RIP Laura Troschel

Italian stage, film, TV actress Laura Troschel died in Rome on September 29th after a long illness. Of German decent, Troschel was born in Varese, Italy on November 3, 1944.She made her film debut in 1968’s "Il sesso degli angeli" (The Sex of Angels), by Ugo Liberatore. Later, she appeared in some movies as Constanza Spada, until she became the wife of comedian Pippo Franco and went back to using her real name. Between the 1970s and 1980s she participated with her husband in a number of comedy films. She was also active in television, in which hosted some popular shows with Franco and has taken part as an actress in several miniseries. Although for the last three decades she was known as a theater actress she will be best remembered as a film actress in such Italian films  “The Blind Fly” (1966) “Four Flies on Grey Velvet” (1971) and “Tutti a squola” (1979). Her only Euro-western was 1971’s “Vendetta at Dawn” starring George Eastman and Ty Hardin where she played the role of Lory Baxter Benson billed as Costanza Spada.

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