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Rossano Brazzi



Bologna-born Rosanno Brazzi abandoned his law studies at San Marco University when his parents were killed by fascists. Becoming an actor, Brazzi rapidly rose to matinee-idol status after his film debut in 1939; but while making faces before the Mussolini-controlled cameras by day, he was tirelessly active in the Resistance by night. He made his first Hollywood film, Little Women, in 1949, but it was his multi-hued portrayal of the impotent Count Vincenzo Toriato-Faurini in The Barefoot Contessa (1954) that won him international stardom. He went on to play such suave Europeans as Renato di Rossi in Summertime (1955) and Emile DeBecque in South Pacific (1958), after which his film roles tended to become routine and repetitive. An occasional visitor to television after his first small-screen appearance on a 1960 episode of The June Allyson Show, Brazzi was a regular on the Harold Robbins-created series The Survivors (1969), playing Onassis clone Antaeus Riakos. Turning to directing in the mid-1960s (sometimes under the nom de film of Edward Ross), Brazzi's best-known effort in this capacity was the modest family-oriented film The Christmas That Almost Wasn't (1966). From 1940 to 1981, Rosanno Brazzi was the husband of actress Lidia Bartalini; after her death, he married another actress, Ilse Fischer.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Verifica incerta - Disperse Exclamatory Phase
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Io e Caterina
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Die Rote (Redhead)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet La vendetta di Aquila Nera (Revenge of Black Eagle)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Russicum
  • Marini
1989
No Score Yet Final Justice
  • Don La Manna
1985
No Score Yet Seven Hyden Park
  • Dr. Sernich
1985
71% Fear City
  • Carmine
1984
No Score Yet The Far Pavilions
  • Raja of Bhitour
1984
32% Omen III: The Final Conflict
  • DeCarlo
1981
No Score Yet A Time for Miracles
  • Fillipo Fillici
1980
No Score Yet Mr. Too Little
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Dr. Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (Terror! Il castello delle donne maledette)
  • Count Frankenstein
1974
No Score Yet The Great Waltz
  • Baron Tedesco
1972
No Score Yet Skin Game
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet Il Giorno del Giudizio
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet The Adventurers
  • Baron De Coyne
1970
0% Krakatoa East of Java
  • Giovanni Borghese
1969
84% The Italian Job
  • Beckerman
1969
No Score Yet One Step to Hell
  • Actor
1968
No Score Yet The Bobo
  • Carlos Matabosch
1967
No Score Yet Woman Times Seven
  • Giorgio
1967
No Score Yet The Christmas That Almost Wasn't
  • Phineas T. Prune
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet Intrigo, L' , (Dark Purpose)
  • Count Paolo Barbarelli
1964
No Score Yet Rome Adventure
  • Roberto Orlandi
1962
No Score Yet Light in the Piazza
  • Signor Naccarelli
1962
No Score Yet The Battle of Austerlitz
  • Lucien Bonaparte
1960
89% South Pacific
  • Emile de Becque
1958
No Score Yet Legend of the Lost
  • Paul Bonnard
1957
No Score Yet Story of Esther Costello
  • Carlo Landi
1957
No Score Yet Interlude
  • Tonio Fischer
1957
No Score Yet Loser Takes All
  • Bertrand
1956
93% Summertime
  • Renato Di Rossi
1955
63% Three Coins in the Fountain
  • Georgio
1954
100% The Barefoot Contessa
  • Vincenzo Torlato-Favrini
1954
No Score Yet Volcano
  • Donato
1953
No Score Yet La corona negra (Black Crown)
  • Actor
1952
83% Little Women
  • Prof. Bhaer
1949
No Score Yet Noi vivi (We the Living)
  • Leo Kovalensky
1942

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