Aikens, Van

less-known actors (< 50 roles)
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less-known actors mostly active in movies shot in northern Italy
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Re: Aikens, Van

Post by PeplumParadise » 07/06/2021, 15:54

Sodoma e Gomorra (1962) as Dancer.

With choreography credited to Archie Savage, Van is the only male dancer in Sodom.
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Re: Aikens, Van

Post by PeplumParadise » 07/06/2021, 16:06

Cleopatra (1963) He appears as a Servant and chair-bearer for both Ptolemy and Cleopatra, though I think this can be regarded as being the same role.

Most websites credit him as appearing as a dancer in the film, with no mention of his acting role. It could be possible that he also appears as a dancer, however, if he does, then he is impossible to identify due to movement and the black male dancers all wearing face paint. This is Van's last known appearance in a film shot in Italy, though his scenes here may actually have been shot before his 1962 credits.
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Re: Aikens, Van

Post by PeplumParadise » 07/06/2021, 16:17

I Eat Your Skin (1971) credited as "Vanoye Aikens", as Robey.

This film was shot in 1964, but not released until 7 years later and was Van's only known appearance in an American production - which at least informs us that he was already back in America by this time. It is a nonsensical no-budget horror effort where he plays some kind of a voodoo priest. He did at least get to dance.
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