Ennio Balbo

Ennio Balbo (18 April 1922 18 June 1989) was an Italian stage, television and film actor. He appeared in 45 films between 1958 and 1988.

Ennio Balbo
Born(1922-04-18)18 April 1922
Naples, Italy
Died18 June 1989(1989-06-18) (aged 67)
Rome, Italy
Years active1945-1989

Life and career

Born in Naples, Balbo made his debut on stage immediately after the Second World War alongside Paola Borboni and Lamberto Picasso in Luigi Pirandello's Così è se vi pare.[1] He was later a member of the theater company of Gino Cervi, as well as one of the members of the "Society of the Four" alongside Valeria Moriconi, Lia Zoppelli and Gianni Agus.[1] He was also very active as a character actor in films, mainly in villain roles; Balbo took part to numerous Spaghetti Western films in which he was usually credited as Edward Bell.[1] He appeared in an episode of the short-lived 1974 ABC police drama Nakia, credited as Edward Bell.

Selected filmography


  1. "E' MORTO ENNIO BALBO PROTAGONISTA DEL TEATRO". La Repubblica. 20 June 1989. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
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