Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Who Are Those Guys? ~ Carlo D’Angelo


Carlo D’Angelo was born in Milan, Lombardy, Italy on February 2. 1919. He was the son of a Neapolitan father and a Florentine mother, at 9 years old D'Angelo was part of the Voci Bianche choir at La Scala. After studying law at the University of Milan, in 1941 he started working on radio and shortly later as a film dubber. In 1947 he made his stage debut at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano, under Giorgio Strehler. In the 1950s he worked several times in the theatrical company of Vittorio Gassman, and in 1958 he formed a stage company together with Lia Zoppelli and Renzo Giovampietro.

Between 1963 and 1964, he got large critical acclaim for his performance in “Il diavolo e il buon Dio”, under the direction of Luigi Squarzina. D'Angelo was also active in films, where he alternated between major and character roles, and on television, where he had several significant roles in a number of TV-series. In his Spaghetti westerns he acted under the pseudonym Charles Angel. D'Angelo was also a diction teacher at the Silvio d’Amico Academy of Dramatic Arts and recorded several albums of prose and poetry.

As a voice actor, D'Angelo provided the voice of Shere Khan in “The Jungle Book” (1967) and Jesus Christ in the Italian political comedy “I 2 deputati” (1968).

D’Angelo died at the Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Polyclinic in Bologna on June 9, 1973, at the age of 54 from complications of stomach surgery 25 days prior to his death.

D’ANGELO, Carlo (aka Charles of Angel, Carlo d'Angelo) [2/2/1919, Milan, Lombardy, Italy – 6/9/1973, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (stomach ailment)] – director, theater, film, radio, TV, voice actor, married to Wanda Mori (1946-1973) father of Cristina D'Angelo, actress Miriam D'Angelo, co-founded Rome Cooperative ODI dubbing studio.

Blood at Sundown – 1966 (Judge Waldorf/Wood) [as Charles Angel]

$1,000 on the Black - 1966 (Judge Waldorf) [as Charles of Angel]

The Great Silence – 1968 (Governor of Utah) [as Charles Angel]

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