Saturday, June 18, 2022

RIP Walter Maestosi.


RIP Walter Maestosi. Italian theater, film and TV actor Walter Maestosi died in Rome, Italy on June 12, 2022. He was 87. Born in Rome on September 24, 1934, after graduating in law, Maestosi graduated in 1960 from the National Academy of Dramatic Art and began his career in theater, landing almost immediately also in the radio prose of Rai. Particularly active in this area, he participated for Radio Rai in more than a thousand productions including radio dramas, comedies and cultural programs of various kinds. In the second half of the 1960s, Walter Maestosi became a well-known face on television by participating in many Rai dramas, such as ‘Le inchieste del commissario Maigret’Ritorna il tenente Sheridan’Sheridan, squadra omicidi’Un certo Harry Brent’Nero Wolfe’La donna di picche’. Maestosi has also acted in the cinema: he appeared in about thirty films including three Spaghetti westerns: “In a Colt’s Shadow” – 1966 as a Mexican bandit; ‘El Rojo’ as settler and ‘Ringo’s Big Night as John Crowl, both 1967. He also dubbed two other Spaghetti westerns: “Death Rides a Horse” 1967 (Romano Puppo) and “Beyond the Law” 1968 (Carlo Gaddi).

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