Claudio Cassinelli

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Claudio Cassinelli
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Cassinelli portrayed by Paolo Monti in 1965 (Fondo Paolo Monti, BEIC)
Born (1938-09-13)13 September 1938
Bologna, Italy
Died 13 July 1985(1985-07-13) (aged 46)
Page, Arizona, United States
Occupation actor

Claudio Cassinelli (13 September 1938 – 13 July 1985) was an Italian film, stage and television actor.

Cassinelli in Allonsanfàn (1974)
Cassinelli portrayed by Paolo Monti in 1965 (Fondo Paolo Monti, BEIC)

Life and career[edit]

Born in Bologna to Giuseppina Tafani and Antonio Cassinelli, a well known opera singer, he had two sisters, Paola Cristina and Loretta. Cassinelli began 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.[1]

Cassinelli died in Page, Arizona during the filming of a scene in Sergio Martino's Vendetta dal futuro. He was on a helicopter that crashed into the Navajo Bridge due to pilot error. He was 46 and left three children: Sebastiano, Filippo and Giovanni.[2][1]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b Enrico Lancia,Roberto Poppi. Gli attori. A - L, Volume 3. Gramese Editore. 
  2. ^ "E' morto l'attore Cassinelli caduto con l'elicottero in Usa". La Stampa. 14 July 1985. 

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