Friday, June 16, 2023

Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Dean Ardow

 [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.]

Dean Ardow was an alias sometimes used by the Argentinian actor Gustavo Di Nardo. He appeared in around 30 films from 1953 to 1976. From his appearance in his only Spaghetti western as Sergeant Warwick Carter in 1964’s “The road to Fort Alamo” he looks to be in his 50s which means he was born sometime in the 1920s. After his final film in 1976 he disappears and I can find no other reference to him.

ARDOW, Dean (aka Francesco Ferrini, Gustavo di Nardo) (Gustavo De Nardo) [Argentina] – film, TV actor.

The Road to Fort Alamo – 1964 (Sergeant Warwick Carter)


  1. If he was born in the 1920s and "The Road To Fort Alamo" was made in 1964 then that means that Dean Ardow was in his early to late 40s. My guess is that he was born on October 3, 1923, in Buenos Aires, Argentina and died on October 22, 1983, in London, England of natural causes at the age of 60. He might have had popularity in Mexican and South American Westerns and was typecast quite often as the Latin Lover. It is not known if Dean Ardow was married or not so his personal life is relatively unknown to Spaghetti Western fans. If he were still alive today, he'd be close to 100. Hope this helps.

  2. You won´t find much information he´s not even known in the Asociación Argentina de Actores here in Argentina!

  3. There's probably a reason why Dean Ardow is not recognized by the Asociacion De Actores De Argentina, Claudio. It might have to do with the fact that not everybody there knows who he is and his films might as well be overlooked. One thing is for certain however. He deserves the respect he hasn't officially been given. Because if Dean Ardow was still alive today, that's exactly what he'd want. So let's make it happen. I say we ask around and let people who knew him tell us all about him if they can. Then, if we get enough votes in the petition, we will plant a bronze statue in the middle of main street honoring Dean Ardow. But we HAVE to find those who knew him and we MUST have information from them before we can really make it happen. So please, don't forget about Dean. Because you never know WHAT he could have done in his lifetime. I hope this helps. Thanks, Claudio, and to the people of Argentina, Buenos Noches Y Adios.