Tuesday, October 10, 2017

RIP Gianni Bonagura

Gianni Bonagura is dead at 92, one of the great Italian voices. He was the Italian voice of Danny De Vito, Rod Steiger, Mel Brooks, Walter Matthau, Gene Wilder and many others. A man of fine culture (a library of 10,000 volumes donated to the Municipal Library of Formello), he was also an excellent interpreter of the lyrics of Gioacchino Belli. Born Gianfelice Bonagura in Milan, Italy on October 27, 1926 he became one of the great voice actors of the Golden Age of Italian films. His Euro-western dubbing was small: Frank Brana in “For a Few Dollars More” (1965), Jacques Sernas in “Fort Yuma Gold” 1966 and Giorgio Gargiullo in “Roy Colt and Winchester Jack” (1970). Bonagura died in Milan on October 8th.

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