Nando Gazzolo

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Nando Gazzolo
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Ferdinando Gazzolo

(1928-10-16)16 October 1928
Savona, Italy
Died16 November 2015(2015-11-16) (aged 87)
Nepi, Italy
Occupation(s)Actor, voice actor
Years active1948–2015
Rita Di Leonardo
(m. 1961; div. 1999)
Children3, including Matteo Gazzolo
Parent(s)Lauro Gazzolo
Aida Ottaviani Piccolo
RelativesVirginio Gazzolo (paternal half-brother)

Ferdinando "Nando" Gazzolo (16 October 1928 – 16 November 2015) was an Italian actor and voice actor.[1]


Born in Savona, the son of the actor and voice actor Lauro Gazzolo and EIAR radio announcer Aida Ottaviani Piccolo, Gazzolo debuted at young age on radio, and in 1948, at twenty years old, he started his acting career entering the stage company led by Antonio Gandusio.[2] He achieved his first personal success in 1951, in the adaptation of Antonio e Cleopatra staged by Renzo Ricci.[2] He later worked on stage with Vittorio Gassman and Luigi Squarzina, among others, before focusing in voice acting and dubbing.[2][3] Gazzolo was also active in films and starred in several TV-series of good success.[3]

As a voice actor, Gazzolo served as the regular dubbing voice for Peter Cushing, David Niven and Richard Widmark. Other actors he occasionally dubbed included Rex Harrison, Michael Caine, Frank Sinatra, Yul Brynner, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland, Laurence Olivier, Clint Eastwood, Louis Jourdan, Henry Fonda and was also the voice of the narrator in the Italian dubbed version of Beauty and the Beast.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Gazzolo was married with three children. One of whom, Matteo, is also an actor.[2] He also had a half-brother, Virginio, from his father's second marriage.


Gazzolo died on 16 November 2015 in Nepi, aged 87.[5]


Gazzolo on stage with actress Laura Solari (1956)


Dubbing roles[edit]


Live action[edit]


  1. ^ "Nando Gazzolo's dubbing contributions". Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: Gli artisti: Vol. 3, Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402131.
  3. ^ a b "Gazzolo, Nando". Treccani. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  4. ^ Intervista a NANDO GAZZOLO (2011) |
  5. ^ "Addio a Nando Gazzolo, grande voce del teatro e della tv". La Repubblica. Retrieved 16 November 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Nando Gazzolo at Wikimedia Commons