Richard McNamara was another of the Americans – like John Kitzmiller – who came to Italy as an American soldier during World War 2 and stayed there, working in the burgeoning film industryRead More
Americans in Cinecitta
Janine Hendy was one of the more prominent black actresses to work in Italian cinema during the early 1960s. Perhaps her best known roles were in the two Taur films directed by Antonio Leonviola in 1963, Taur, il re della forza bruta and more particularly Thor and the Amazon Women, in which she played the antagonist to the titular hero Joe Robinson.
Bill Vanders was one of the most prolific of the American actors who worked in Rome during the golden age of Italian exploitation cinema, yet almost nothing is known about him.
Here’s another in our list of American actors who ended up making films in Italy. Now, I’m guessing you’ve never heard of Frank Colson?
I’ve noticed the name Peter Dane crop up in a couple of Italian films that I’ve watched now, so it seems like a good opportunity to revive my ‘Americans in Cinecitta’ posts.
Another in our on off guide to black actors in Italian cinema, this time it’s the turn of: Daniel Jones.
John Kitzmiller was one of the most prominent Afro-American actors to work in Italy during the post war period. Born in Michigan in 1913, he first came to Europe as a soldier during the liberation…