Renzo Montagnani

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      • 1930-09-11 in Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy
      • 1997-05-22

      Renzo Montagnani (September 11, 1930 – May 22, 1997) was an Italian actor and voice actor. Montagnani was born in Alessandria, Piedmont, and debuted as theatre actor thanks to the help of Erminio Macario. His first cinema success was his dramatic role in Metello (1970), but he later switched to the commedia all'italiana with his roles in the last two chapters of the Amici miei series (1982 and 1985). In the 1980s he also participated to a TV show as Don Fumino, an easy-speaking Tuscan parish priest. Montagnani also intensively worked as dubber, dubbing actors such as Michel Piccoli, Charles Bronson and Philippe Noiret for the Italian version of movies. He was also the Italian voice of Thomas O'Malley in the 1970 Disney film The Aristocats. In his later years he participated to numerous commedia sexy all'italiana films, often pairing with Edwige Fenech, the most popular actress of the genre, and also with Alvaro Vitali as the comic sidekick. In 1959, Montagnani married Eileen Jarvis, who was a member of the Bluebell Girls. In 1963, they had one son, Daniele. Montagnani died in Rome of lung cancer on 22 May 1997 at the age of 66. He was buried in England. His son Daniele, died of cancer one year later and was buried alongside his father. Source: Article "Renzo Montagnani" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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