Monday, October 11, 2021

RIP Elio Pandolfi


Italian actor, singer, voice dubber Elio Pandolfi died in Rome, Italy on October 11, 2021. He was 95 years old. Born in Rome on June 27, 1926, he was considered by critics and fellow entertainers to be one of the greatest eclectic artists of the second half of the twentieth century. After earning a degree in accounting he enrolled in the Silvio d’Amico Academy of Dramatic Arts graduating in 1948. That same year he made his stage debut and became active in theater appearing in operettas, musical theater and revues. In the 1960s he turned to films and TV where he became a character actor in a number of films, mainly in humous roles. He had a fantastic ear for sound and used this when he became a voice actor and dubber after his film and TV career began to slow down. His only Euro-western was as Miguel in 1966’s “For a Few Dollars Less”. His Italian voice was heard though dubbing Armando Bandini in 1968’s “Ace High”, Enzo Andronico in 1972’s “Trinity and Sartana are Coming” and as Peter Berling in 1985’s “Tex and the Lord of the Deep”.

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