Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Corrado Annicelli

[These daily posts will cover little known actors or people that have appeared in more recent films and TV series. Various degrees of information that I was able to find will be given and anything that you can add would be appreciated.]

Corrado Annicelli was born in Naples, Italy on September 1, 1905. He was the son of a notary in Sorrento, in his youth he was known by the nickname by Manfred; At the age of fifteen he was one of the last Capri 'conquests' of Baron Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, refined aesthete and poet who brought it with him in his travels. Together with Nino Cesarini on November 5. 1923 he found the lifeless body of the baron in his luxurious residence of Villa Lysis in Capri.

 He made his stage debut in 1927, cast by Dora Menichelli to play a fascinating officer in the drama play “Guerra in tempo di pace”. From there he started a career on stage with the major companies of the time, working with Lamberto Picasso, Emma Gramatica (with whom he made a long tour of South and Central America), Ruggero Ruggeri, Antonio Gandusio among others. In 1942 Annicelli became one of the most acclaimed radio actors reciting several Italian and especially Neapolitan comedies.

Annicelli was also active in films, mostly in character roles and in television productions and participated as a film dubber.

Corrado appeared in three Euro-westerns in credited roles.

Corrado Annicelli died in Rome, Italy on August 28, 1984 a week before he would have turned 79 years of age.

ANNICELLI, Corrado [9/1/1905, Naples, Campania, Italy – 8/28/1984, Rome, Lazio, Italy] – theater, film, radio, TV, voice actor.

Questa sera parla Mark Twain (TV) – 1965 (Oliver Cromwell)

Renegade Gunfighter – 1965 (Byron Backer)

They Call Him Veritas – 1972 (Louis James)

1 comment:

  1. I saw Corrado Annicelli in both "Renegade Gunfighter" from 1965 and "They Call Him Veritas", AKA "The Great Treasure Hunt", from 1972. He was great in both films.