Claudio Cassinelli in Allonsanfàn (1974)
September 3, 1938|
|Died||July 13, 1985
Page, Arizona, United States
Claudio Cassinelli (13 September 1938 – 13 July 1985) was an Italian film, stage and television actor.
Born in Bologna to Giuseppina Tafani and Antonio Cassinelli, a well known opera singer, he had two sisters, Paola Cristina and Loretta. Cassinelli had begun his career in theater, later dedicating himself to film and television work. His film career is divided equally between auteur films (with, among others, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Liliana Cavani, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Damiano Damiani) and genre films, especially poliziotteschi and action films.
Cassinelli died in Page, Arizona, at 46, during the filming of a scene in Sergio Martino's Vendetta dal futuro, while he was on a helicopter that due to pilot error crashed into Navajo Bridge. He left three children, Sebastiano, Filippo and Giovanni.
- "E' morto l'attore Cassinelli caduto con l'elicottero in Usa". La Stampa. 14 July 1985.
- Enrico Lancia,Roberto Poppi. Gli attori. A - L, Volume 3. Gramese Editore.
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