Rossano Brazzi

Highest Rated: 100% The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
Birthday: Sep 18, 1916
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
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
67% 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
81% 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
67% 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

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Donettelli
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977

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