Ettore Manni

Ettore Manni (6 May 1927 27 July 1979) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 107 films between 1952 and 1979.

Ettore Manni
Manni in Johnny Oro (1967)
Born(1927-05-06)6 May 1927
Rome, Italy
Died27 July 1979(1979-07-27) (aged 52)
Rome, Italy
Years active1942–1979

Life and career

Born in Rome, Manni debuted as an actor in 1952, when in spite of his acting inexperience he was chosen by Luigi Comencini for the main role in La tratta delle bianche.[1] Following the success of the film Manni interrupted his university studies and started appearing in a significant number of films of any genre, becoming in a short time one of the most popular actors in the Italian cinema.[1] Declined the fame, in the sixties Manni appeared mainly in spaghetti western and peplum films, but he also took part to several international productions, including films by Delmer Daves and Tony Richardson.[1] His last role was Katzone in Federico Fellini's City of Women.[1]

He died in Rome, aged 52, after accidentally shooting himself.[1]



  1. Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano. Gli attori. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402697.
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