Franco Pesce

Franco Pesce (11 August 1890 – 6 December 1975) was an Italian actor and cinematographer.

Franco Pesce
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Born(1890-08-11)11 August 1890
Died6 December 1975(1975-12-06) (aged 85)
OccupationActor

Life and careerEdit

Franco Pesce was born in Naples. He was the son of the actor Ettore. At a young age Pesce studied lyric singing with the intention of becoming an opera singer.[1] At 20 years old he abandoned his studies to enter the cinema industry as a film operator.[1] Pesce moved to Rome with the advent of sound film where he became a cinematographer. Later in his life, beginning in 1940, he started a very productive career as a character actor.[1] In his later years Pesce was mainly active in spaghetti western films. He was often credited under English pseudonyms, usually interpreting roles of petulant, pedantic and intriguing old men.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: Gli artisti. Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402697.

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