Category Archives: Americans in Cinecitta

This category is dedicated to all the American actoprs who plied their trade in Cinecitta

Who was… Bill Vanders

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. Continue reading

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Who was… Frank Colson

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? Continue reading

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Peter Dane

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. Continue reading

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Daniel Jones

Another in our on off guide to black actors in Italian cinema, this time it’s the turn of: Daniel Jones. Continue reading

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John Kitzmiller

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 of Italy, winning a Victory … Continue reading

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Robert Woods interview

Just found a Robert Woods interview I hadn’t read before on a website called www.glasshousepresents.com Continue reading

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Alex Nicol

Alex Nicol was born in 1916 in New York. A prolific stage actor of the 1930s, where he was part of Maurice Evans’s Shakesperean company, he later spent time studying under Lee Strasberg, served as a Sergeant in the war … Continue reading

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