Ubaldo Lay

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Ubaldo Lay
Ubaldo Lay 60.jpg
Born Ubaldo Bussa
(1917-04-14)14 April 1917
Died 27 September 1984(1984-09-27) (aged 67)
Occupation Actor

Ubaldo Lay (14 April 1917 - 27 September 1984) was an Italian actor and voice actor.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Rome as Ubaldo Bussa, after graduating in law, Lay was admitted to the Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1939, from which he graduated with honors.[1] He debuted on stage in 1945 and on films in 1946.[1] Active on radio, in 1951 Lay moved to New York City where he hosted several radio programs for Italo-Americans audiences.[1] Back in Italy, he resumed his radio and stage activities and debuted in television in 1956.[1][2]

Lay's breakout role was Lieutenant Sheridan, that he played in five RAI crime series and in several television films.[1][2][3] He also starred in several other successful television series, often directed by Anton Giulio Majano, while his cinema activity was less significant, consisting mainly of supporting roles.[1][2] Lay died of a cerebral hemorrhage aged 67.[3]

Partial filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Roberto Chiti, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano. Gli attori. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402131. 
  2. ^ a b c Aldo Grasso, Massimo Scaglioni, Enciclopedia della Televisione, Garzanti, Milano, 1996 – 2003. ISBN 881150466X.
  3. ^ a b "E' morto a 67 anni Ubaldo Lay Con Sheridan sfidò l'America". La Stampa. 18 September 1984. p. 23. 

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