Andrea Checchi (21 October 1916 – 29 March 1974) was a prolific Italian film actor.

Andrea Checchi
Checchi in 1946
Born(1916-10-21)21 October 1916
Florence, Kingdom of Italy
Died29 March 1974(1974-03-29) (aged 57)
Rome, Italy
Years active1934–1974
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)

Biography edit

Born in Florence, Checchi appeared in over 150 films in his lengthy career, which spanned from 1934 to his death in 1974. The son of a painter, he studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze.[1] Moved to Rome, he attended the acting course held by Alessandro Blasetti, who gave him a small role in 1860.[1] After graduating at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, he had his first role of weight in the 1940 historical drama film L'assedio dell'Alcazar by Augusto Genina.[1] He later appeared in Mario Camerini's Due lettere anonime (for which he received a Silver Ribbon as best actor), Giuseppe De Santis's Tragic Hunt (1947), Michelangelo Antonioni's La signora senza camelie (1953), Vittorio De Sica's Two Women (1960), and Mario Bava's Black Sunday (1960), among many other films. In 1958, he won the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Award for best supporting actor for his performance in the film Parola di ladro (1957).[2] In 1971, he starred with Giancarlo Giannini in E le stelle stanno a guardare, an adaptation of a novel named A. J. Cronin, The Stars Look Down.

Selected filmography edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Roberto Chiti, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano. Gli attori. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402131.
  2. ^ Enrico Lancia (1998). I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.

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