Terence Hill is an Italian actor, film director and film producer. Hill started his career as a child actor and went on to multiple starring roles in action and comedy films, many with longtime film partner and friend Bud Spencer. During the height of his popularity Hill was among Italy's highest-paid actors. Hill's most seen films include comic and standard Westerns all´Italiana, some based on popular novels by German author Karl May about the American frontier. Of these, the most famous are Lo chiamavano Trinità and Il mio nome è Nessuno, co-starring Henry Fonda, his film Django, Prepare a Coffin, shot in 1968 by director Ferdinando Baldi, co-starring Horst Frank and George Eastman, was featured at the 64th Venice Film Festival in 2007. Hill, whose stage name was the product of a publicity stunt by film producers went on to a successful television career in Italy. Hill was born on 29 March 1939 in Italy. Hill's mother, Hildegard Girotti, was a German, from Dresden. During his childhood, Hill lived in the small town of Germany.
He survived the Bombing of Dresden. He was discovered by Italian filmmaker Dino Risi at a swimming meet at the age of 12, became a child actor, appearing in Vacanze col Gangster, his early roles included Gli sbandati. At one time among Italy's highest-paid actors, after 27 movies in Italy, Hill secured a major film role in Luchino Visconti's The Leopard. In 1964, he returned to Germany and there appeared in a series of Heimatfilme and western films, based on novels by German author Karl May. In 1967, he returned to Italy to act alongside Bud Spencer in Giuseppe Colizzi's Spaghetti Western God Forgives... I Don't!. The first film of the "Cat Stevens and Hutch Bessy" trilogy, it was followed by Ace High and Boot Hill, his film Django, Prepare a Coffin was shot in 1968, by director Ferdinando Baldi. For these films, the actor adopted the stage name Terence Hill, a name made up by the film producers. There is a persistent rumour that he took his last name, "Hill", from his wife's maiden name, but this is incorrect, for it was Zwicklbauer.
By this time, Hill had formed a friendship with Spencer, the pair made a large number of films together. Their Western and comedy films were successful not only in Italy, but abroad. Many of these have alternate titles, depending upon the distributor, their most famous film is the 1971 western They Call Me Trinity and the 1972 sequel Trinity Is Still My Name. Hill has stated in interviews that My Name Is Nobody, in which he co-starred with Henry Fonda, is his personal favorite of all his films, his first American film roles were in Mr. Billion and March or Die, after which he divided his time between Italy and the United States. Despite being fluent in Italian and English, Hill was dubbed by other actors in both languages. In the Italian versions of his films, his voice was provided by a variety of actors until the late 1960s, where he was dubbed by Sergio Graziani. For English dubs, Hill was dubbed by Lloyd Battista in six films, including the "Cat Stevens and Hutch Bessy" trilogy, while Roger Browne dubbed him in most of his early 1970s films.
Hill went on to a television career in Italy. This role earned Hill an international "Outstanding Actor of the Year" award at the 42nd Monte Carlo Television Festival, alongside ones for the series, for producer Alessandro Jacchia at that festival. In the summer of 2010, Hill filmed another Italian television series for the Italian state television channel Rai Uno, this time entitled Un passo dal cielo, playing a local chief of the state foresters in the region of Alto Adige, with a second season filmed in 2012. On 19 April 2018 he directed La chiamavano Maryam; the same year it was released the co-operative beat'em up videogame Bud Spencer & Terence Hill - Slaps and Beans. Hill is married to Lori Hill, he has two sons and Ross. Ross was killed in a car accident in Stockbridge, Massachusetts in the winter of 1990, while Terence was preparing to film Lucky Luke on the Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico, he has directed several films as well as several television productions: La chiamavano Maryam as Thomas List of Italian actors List of people from Veneto Official website Terence Hill on IMDb
Arturo Bragaglia was an Italian actor. He appeared in more than one hundred films from 1938 to 1961. Arturo Bragaglia on IMDb
Mauro Bolognini was an Italian film and stage director of literate sensibility, known for his masterly handling of period subject matter. Bolognini was born in the Tuscany region of Italy. After earning a master's degree in architecture at the University of Florence, Bolognini enrolled at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, where he studied stage design. After graduation, he became interested in film direction and set out to work as an assistant to directors Luigi Zampa in Italy, Yves Allégret and Jean Delannoy in France. Bolognini began directing his own feature films in the mid-1950s, received his first international success with Wild Love, his other notable films of the 1950s and early 1960s include Young Husbands, The Big Night, From a Roman Balcony, the Marcello Mastroianni-Claudia Cardinale starrer Il bell'Antonio, all written by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Parting professionally with Pasolini in 1961, Bolognini directed two love stories starring Claudia Cardinale, The Lovemakers and Careless, the coming-of-age films Agostino and Corruption before turning his talents to a series of international anthology films, including The Dolls, Three Faces of a Woman, The Queens and The Witches.
Bolognini returned to features in 1966 with Madamigella di Maupin featuring Catherine Spaak and Robert Hossein. His films of the 1970s include the period dramas Metello and Bubù, both starring Massimo Ranieri, The Murri Affair starring Giancarlo Giannini and Catherine Deneuve and The Inheritance with Anthony Quinn and Dominique Sanda. In 1981, Bolognini filmed The Lady of the Camellias, inspired by the Alexandre Dumas, fils novel and play. Throughout the decade, he continued directing feature films, as well as the television miniseries The Charterhouse of Parma and A Time of Indifference, his final feature was the soft-core erotic drama Husband and Lovers starring Julian Sands and Joanna Pacula, released in 1991. In the mid-1960s, Bolognini started to show an interest, as stage director, in the production of operas and plays, his debut was in 1964 with Giuseppe Verdi's Ernani at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, with tenor Mario Del Monaco, followed, in the same year, by Giacomo Puccini's Tosca at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma in Rome, by many others, including: Vincenzo Bellini's Norma at La Scala in Milan, at the Bolshoi opera house in Moscow.
Bolognini died in Rome, Italy in 2001, aged 78. Ci troviamo in galleria Knights of the Queen La vena d'oro Gli innamorati / Wild Love I tre moschettieri / The Three Musketeers Guardia, guardia scelta, brigadiere e maresciallo Marisa la civetta / Marisa Giovani mariti / Young Husbands Arrangiatevi! / You're On Your Own La notte brava / The Big Night / Bad Girls Don't Cry La giornata balorda / From a Roman Balcony Il bell'Antonio / Bell'Antonio La viaccia / The Lovemakers Agostino Senilità / Careless La corruzione / Corruption La mia signora / My Wife, segments "I miei cari" and "Luciana" La donna è una cosa meravigliosa / Woman Is a Wonderful Thing, segments "Una donna dolce, dolce" and "La balena bianca" Le bambole / Four Kinds of Love / The Dolls, segment "Monsignor Cupido" I tre volti / The Three Faces of a Woman, segment "Gli amanti celebri" Madamigella di Maupin / Mademoiselle de Maupin Le fate / The Queens / Sex Quartet, segment "Fata Elena" Le streghe / The Witches, segment Senso civico Le plus vieux métier du monde / The Oldest Profession, segment "Nuits romaines" Arabella Capriccio all'italiana / Caprice Italian Style, segments "Perché?" and "La gelosia" L'assoluto naturale / She and He That Splendid November Metello Bubù Imputazione di omicidio per uno studente / Chronicle of a Homicide Libera, amore mio... / Libera, My Love...
Fatti di gente per bene / The Murri Affair Per le antiche scale / Down the Ancient Staircase L'eredità Ferramonti / The Inheritance Gran bollito / Black Journal Dove vai in vacanza? / Where Are You Going on Holiday?, segment "Sarò tutta per te" La storia vera della signora dalle camelie / La Dame aux camélias / The Lady of the Camellias La Certosa di Parma / The Charterhouse of Parma La Venexiana / The Venetian Woman Mosca addio / Farewell Moscow Imago urbis Gli indifferenti / The Time Of Indifference 12 registi per 12 città, segment "Palermo" La villa del venerdì / Husband and Lovers La famiglia Ricordi Mauro Bolognini on IMDb
Märta Torén was a Swedish stage and film actress of the 1940s and 1950s. Torén's father was a Swedish military officer, for three years she was a secretary in the Swedish war office during World War II. After attending the Royal Dramatic School in Stockholm, Torén began her career on the stage and from 1947 she appeared in films, she appeared on the cover of the June 13 issue of Life Magazine in 1949. One of her roles was opposite Humphrey Bogart in Sirocco, she co-starred with Dana Andrews in Assignment – Paris!. On 19 February 1957 Torén died from a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 31, she had been stricken less than 48 hours earlier after performing in a play in Stockholm. Rospiggar - Young Guest at Atlantic Ride Tonight! - woman from Brändbol Ombyte av tåg - Young Woman in the Audience Johansson och Vestman Eviga länkar - One of Signe's Daughters Casbah - Gaby Rogues' Regiment - Lili Maubert Illegal Entry - Anna Duvak O'Neill Sword in the Desert - Sabra One Way Street - Laura Thorsen Panther's Moon - Catherine Ullven Deported - Countess Christine di Lorenzi Mystery Submarine - Madeline Brenner Sirocco - Violette Assignment – Paris!
- Jeanne Moray The Man Who Watched Trains Go By - Michele Rozier Puccini - Elvira Puccini Maddalena - Maddalena House of Ricordi - Isabella Colbran The Shadow - Alberta Landi Golden Vein - Maria Tormento d'amore - Sara García The Open Door - Countess de Caroli Märta Torén on IMDb Märta Torén at Find a Grave Marta Toren on the cover of Life magazine.
John Richard Basehart was an American actor. He starred as Admiral Harriman Nelson in the television science fiction-drama Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, he portrayed Wilton Knight in the series Knight Rider. Basehart was active in cinema, receiving National Board of Review Awards for his performances in Fourteen Hours and Moby Dick, he was further nominated for a BAFTA Award for his role in Time Limit, the directorial debut of Karl Malden. One of his most notable film roles was the acrobat and clown known as "the Fool" in the acclaimed Italian film La Strada, directed by Federico Fellini, he appeared as the killer in the film noir classic He Walked by Night, as a psychotic member of the Hatfield clan in Roseanna McCoy, as Ishmael in Moby Dick, in the drama Decision Before Dawn. From 1964-68, Basehart played the lead role, Admiral Harriman Nelson, on Irwin Allen's first foray into science-fiction television, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Basehart narrated a wide range of movie projects. In 1964, he narrated the David Wolper documentary about the Kennedy assassination, Four Days in November.
In 1980, Basehart narrated the mini-series written by Peter Arnett called Vietnam: The Ten Thousand Day War that covered Vietnam and its battles from the Japanese surrender on September 2, 1945 to the final American embassy evacuation on April 30, 1975. Basehart appeared in the pilot episode of the television series Knight Rider as billionaire Wilton Knight, he is the narrator at the beginning of the show's credits. He accepted the lead role in the 1962 film Hitler. In 1971, he played "Captain Sligo", a comical Irishman with a pet buffalo who negotiates a flawed but legal cattle purchase and unconventionally courts a widow with two children, played by Salome Jens, in CBS's western series, with James Arness, he appeared in "Probe 7, Over and Out", an episode of The Twilight Zone, Hawaii Five-O, as Hannibal Applewood, an abusive schoolteacher in Little House on the Prairie in 1976. In 1972, Basehart appeared in the Columbo episode "Dagger of the Mind' in which he and Honor Blackman played a husband-and-wife theatrical team who accidentally kill Sir Roger Haversham, the producer of their rendition of Macbeth.
Basehart played a supporting role as a doctor in the feature film Rage, a theatrical feature starring and directed by George C. Scott. Basehart made a few TV movies including The Birdmen. Both were based on true stories during World War II. In 1979, he appeared as a Russian diplomat with Peter Sellers in Being There. One month before his death, Basehart narrated a poem during the extinguishing of the flame at the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics. Basehart was born in Zanesville, the son of Mae and Harry T. Basehart, he was married three times. After the death of his first wife Stephanie Klein, he married Italian Academy Award-nominated actress Valentina Cortese, with whom he had one son, actor Jackie Basehart. In 1962, he married his third wife, Diana Lotery, with whom he had two children and remained married until his death in 1984. Basehart died in Los Angeles following a series of strokes, he was 70 years old. His body was cremated, the ashes interred at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.
He had died eight days before Walter Pidgeon, his film counterpart in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Richard Basehart on IMDb Richard Basehart at AllMovie Richard Basehart at the Internet Broadway Database Richard Basehart at Find a Grave Official site, with biography and filmography. "The Birdmen" movie fan website, Information about the movie
Titina De Filippo
Titina De Filippo was an Italian actress and playwright. She was born in via Dell'Ascensione in Chiaia, the oldest of three children born from the extramarital relationship between Luisa De Filippo and Eduardo Scarpetta, a well-respected playwright in Naples; the children became known as "Children of the buttons" since their mother was a seamstress to his company: apart from Titina, they include actor Peppino De Filippo and playwright and director Eduardo De Filippo. Titina De Filippo learned French as a child, she made her stage debut at the age of seven. It Was I! Ma l'amor mio non muore Frenzy Assenza ingiustificata Saint John, the Beheaded Villa da vendere Una volta alla settimana Non ti pago! Ti conosco, mascherina! Uno tra la folla Assunta Spina Napoli milionaria Cameriera bella presenza offresi Filumena Marturano Cinque poveri in automobile Cani e gatti Marito e moglie I morti non pagano le tasse Non è vero, ma ci credo Ragazze da marito Il tallone d'Achille Cento anni d'amore Il fuoco nelle vene Martin Toccaferro La fortuna di essere donna I pappagalli Totò, Peppino e i fuorilegge Non cantare, baciami I vagabondi delle stelle La canzone del destino Totò, Vittorio e la dottoressa Ferdinando I, re di Napoli Titina De Filippo on IMDb