Franco Pesce

Franco Pesce (11 August 1890 – 6 December 1975) was an Italian actor and cinematographer.

Franco Pesce
Born(1890-08-11)11 August 1890
Died6 December 1975(1975-12-06) (aged 85)

Life and career

Born in Naples, the son of the actor Ettore, at young age Pesce studied lyric singing with the intention of becoming an opera singer.[1] At 20 years old he abandoned his studies to enter the cinema industry as a film operator.[1] Moved in Rome, with the advent of sound film he became a cinematographer, then, in 1940, he started a very productive career as a character actor.[1] In his later years Pesce was mainly active in spaghetti western films, often credited under English pseudonyms, usually interpreting roles of petulant, pedantic and intriguing old men.[1]

Selected filmography


  1. Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: Gli artisti. Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402697.
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