Friday, September 27, 2019

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “Sonny and Jed”

As we know most of the Euro-westerns were co-productions from Italy, Spain, Germany and France which incorporated British and American actors to gain a worldwide audience. The films were shot silent and then dubbed into the various languages where they were sold for distribution. That means Italian, Spanish, German, French and English voice actors were hired to dub the films. Even actors from the countries where the film was to be shown were often dubbed by voice actors for various reasons such as the actors were already busy making another film, they wanted to paid additional salaries for dubbing their voices, the actor’s voice didn’t fit the character they were playing, accidents to the actors and in some cases even death before the film could be dubbed.

I’ll list a Euro-western and the (I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German and (F) French, (E) English voices that I can find and once in a while a bio on a specific voice actor as in Europe these actors are as well-known as the actors they voiced.

Today we’ll cover “Sonny and Jed”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German (F) French, (E) English]

Tomas Milian (I) Tomas Milian , (S) Julio Nuñez, (G) Michael Chevalier, (E) Tomas Milian
Susan George (I) Vittoria Febbi, (S) Maite Santamarina, (G) Marianne Lutz, (E) Susan George
Telly Savalas (I) Enzo Tarascio, (S) Luis Maria Lasala, (G) Heinz Petruo, (E) Telly Savalas
Rosanna Yanni (I) ?, (S) María Romero,  (G) ?
Eduardo Fajardo (I) Arturo Dominici, (S) José Martínez Blanco, (G) Martin Hirthe

VITTORIA FEBBI [1939-    ]

Vittoria Febbi was born in Asmara, Eritrea on February 13, 1939, she was raised in Italy. Febbi began her career as a child actress in 1949 starring in Luigi Zampa's “Campane a Martello” (Alarm Bells). She also performed the Italian voice of the title character in “Alice in Wonderland” early in her voice dubbing venture. She ended her acting career in 1960.

Febbi began to focus exclusively on voice acting and dubbing. She is the official Italian voice actress of Kathy Bates, Gena Rowlands, Liv Ullmann and Jessica Lange. She has also dubbed Talia Shire in several appearances in the Rocky films as well as Diane Keaton in “The Godfather” films and since 2006, she has dubbed Susan Flannery in the Italian dubbing of the soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful” after the death of Angiolina Quinterno.

Febbi is married to Ennio Nobili. Together, they have two children, including film adaptor Federico Nobili [1967-    ].

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