Italian movie actors died when they were 60

Here are 8 famous actors from Italy died at 60:

Franco Ressel

Franco Ressel (February 8, 1925 Naples-April 30, 1985 Rome) also known as Frank Ressell, Frank Ressel, Ray Russel or Domenico Orabona was an Italian actor.

He began his acting career in the 1950s and appeared in over 100 films throughout his career. Ressel was known for his roles in spaghetti westerns and Eurospy films, including "Secret Agent Fireball" (1965) and "The Spy Who Loved Flowers" (1966). He also appeared in prestigious European productions such as Luchino Visconti's "The Leopard" (1963) and Federico Fellini's "Fellini Satyricon" (1969). In addition to his work in film, Ressel was also a prolific stage actor and appeared in numerous Italian theater productions.

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Pietro Germi

Pietro Germi (September 14, 1914 Genoa-December 5, 1974 Rome) also known as The Latin Loner or P. Germi was an Italian film director, screenwriter, actor, film producer and television producer. His children are Francesco Germi, Francesca Germi, Armellina Germi and Marialinda Germi.

He died as a result of hepatitis.

Pietro Germi began his career as an actor in the 1940s, appearing in films such as "Il cavaliere del sogno" and "Campo de' fiori". However, he is best known for his work as a director, and is considered a key figure in the Italian neorealist movement. He directed a number of successful films in the 1950s and 1960s, including "Divorce, Italian Style", "Seduced and Abandoned", and "The Birds, the Bees and the Italians", which won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in 1966.

In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Germi was also involved in television production, and worked as a producer on a number of successful Italian TV series. Despite his success, he struggled with personal demons throughout his life, including struggles with alcoholism and depression. He died in 1974 at the age of 60, leaving behind a legacy as one of Italy's most important and influential filmmakers.

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Elio Steiner

Elio Steiner (March 9, 1905 Stra-December 6, 1965 Rome) was an Italian actor.

Elio Steiner began his acting career in the 1930s and appeared in over 60 films throughout his career. He was known for his versatility as an actor, playing a wide range of roles, from comedic to dramatic. Steiner's most notable roles include the character of "Pietro" in the film "Miracolo a Milano" (Miracle in Milan) directed by Vittorio De Sica in 1950 and "The Friend of the People" in the film "La corona di ferro" (The Iron Crown) directed by Alessandro Blasetti in 1941. Steiner was highly respected within the Italian film industry, and his contributions to Italian cinema continue to be recognized to this day.

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Carletto Sposito

Carletto Sposito (May 1, 1924 Palermo-September 9, 1984 Rome) also known as Carletto Sposìto, Carlo Sposìto, Carlo Esposito, Carletto Sposito or Carletto Sposíto was an Italian actor and voice actor.

He died in myocardial infarction.

Carletto Sposito began his acting career in the 1940s, appearing in a number of Italian films throughout the 1950s and 1960s, including "Europa di notte" and "Capitan Fracassa". He was also a prolific voice actor, lending his voice to numerous Italian dubbings of foreign films and television shows. Some of his most notable voice roles include dubbing Marlon Brando's performance as Vito Corleone in the Italian version of "The Godfather" and Toshiro Mifune's performance as Kikuchiyo in the Italian version of "Seven Samurai". Outside of his acting work, Sposito was also a talented musician, playing the trumpet in a jazz band. He is remembered as a versatile and highly skilled performer who made a significant contribution to Italian cinema and voice acting.

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Primo Carnera

Primo Carnera (October 26, 1906 Sequals-June 29, 1967 Sequals) a.k.a. Satchel Feet, The Ambling Alp, Man Mountain or De Prim was an Italian professional boxer and actor. His children are Umberto Carnera and Joan Carnera.

He died as a result of liver disease.

Primo Carnera was a towering figure in the boxing world standing over 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighing up to 270 pounds in his heyday. He began his boxing career in Italy and later moved to the United States where he became the heavyweight champion in 1933. However, his rise to fame was not without controversy as there were allegations that some of his fights were fixed.

Despite this, Carnera continued to box and also had a brief career in Hollywood where he appeared in several films. He eventually retired from boxing in 1946 and returned to his hometown of Sequals, Italy where he lived until his death from liver disease in 1967. Today, Carnera is remembered not only for his impressive size and boxing career but also for his contributions to the film industry.

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Enzo Liberti

Enzo Liberti (April 20, 1926 Rome-May 4, 1986 Saint-Laurent-du-Var) a.k.a. Vincenzo Liberti was an Italian actor and film director.

Liberti began his career in the film industry as a set designer and art director. He eventually moved on to acting and appeared in over 50 films throughout his career, including La Dolce Vita directed by Federico Fellini. In addition to acting, Liberti also directed several films, including the 1972 film La violenza: Quinto potere, which he also co-wrote. He was known for his rugged, masculine features and often played tough, no-nonsense characters in his films. Despite his success as an actor and director, Liberti struggled with personal demons, including alcoholism, which ultimately led to his early death at the age of 60.

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Sergio Leone

Sergio Leone (January 3, 1929 Rome-April 30, 1989 Rome) a.k.a. Bob Robertson or Sergio was an Italian film director, screenwriter, film producer and actor. He had three children, Raffaella Leone, Francesca Leone and Andrea Leone.

He died in myocardial infarction.

Leone is often credited with revolutionizing the western film genre. His most famous works include the "Dollars Trilogy" (A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) as well as the epic Once Upon a Time in the West. Before becoming a filmmaker, Leone worked as an assistant director on several Italian neorealist films. In addition to his work in the film industry, Leone was also an avid collector of film memorabilia, including posters and cameras. His impact on cinema is still felt today, with many filmmakers citing his work as an influence on their own.

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Corrado Racca

Corrado Racca (November 14, 1889 Bologna-May 13, 1950 Rome) was an Italian actor and voice actor.

He was known for his roles in many Italian films in the 1930s and 1940s, including "Vivere!", "Castles in the Sand", and "The Good Earth". Racca was also a prolific voice actor in Italian dubbed versions of foreign films, lending his voice to characters such as the Cowardly Lion in "The Wizard of Oz" and the Mad Hatter in "Alice in Wonderland". Outside of his work in the entertainment industry, Racca was also politically active, joining the Italian Communist Party in the late 1940s. He passed away in 1950 at the age of 60.

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