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Ezio Rossi

Post by Johan Melle » 08/08/2020, 13:40

Ezio Rossi in Vita di Cavour (1967)
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Ezio Rossi is a little known actor who worked in Italian film and television for more than 40 years, but about whom absolutely nothing is known.

ANICA lists seven film appearances for him, with the earliest one being Campo di maggio (1935). The other films are all from 1952-55, plus one from 1961. He apparently worked as a generico, appearing in mostly uncredited roles during the 1930s and 40s.

From the mid 1950s and onward, he worked almost exclusively in television, playing credited roles in an impressive amount of TV movies and series up until the mid 1970s. Yet despite being credited, his roles never amounted to much more than that of a generico - nearly always lasting just a few seconds and limited to a single scene. He would often be listed at the end of the cast lists with the additional actors whose roles are unspecified.

Ezio is sometimes difficult to recognize due to the wigs, fake beards and costumes he was outfitted with, but he can be recognized (provided that the print is sufficiently sharp) by a characterisitic wart on his right cheek.

So far I've only found credited roles for Ezio, but there's surely a lot of uncredited work from the 1940s etc to be uncovered.


FILMOGRAPHY
1952
  1. Roma ore 11 (credited) .... Giorgetta's father

    1953
  2. La voce del silenzio (credited) .... Priest

    1955
  3. Il conte Aquila (credited) .... Farmer

    1957
  4. Questa sera si recita a soggetto (TV movie) (credited) .... Club patron

    1958
  5. Aprite: Polizia! (TV series) - episode 2: "Jazz freddo" (credited) .... Croupier
  6. Canne al venti (TV mini-series) - episode 4 (credited) .... Doctor
  7. Umiliati e offesi (TV mini-series) - episode 1 (credited) .... Schultz

    1959
  8. Il romanzo di un maestro (TV mini-series) - episode 1 (credited) .... Old school master

    1962
  9. Il mondo è una prigione (TV movie) (credited) .... Prisoner
  10. Più rosa che giallo (TV series) - episode 5: "La signora della collana" (credited) .... Gregory Overside
  11. Una tragedia americana (TV mini-series) - episode 5 & 6 (credited but not found) .... Role?

    1963
  12. Ritorna il tenente Sheridan (TV series, season 1, episode 2, "Una dote per Ghita") (credited) .... Lawrence Bennet

    1964
  13. I grandi camaleonti (TV mini-series) - episode 1 (credited) .... The dean
  14. I miserabili (TV mini-series) - episode 9: "Ponine" (credited) .... Doorman
  15. Le inchieste del commissario Maigret (TV series) - episode: "Un'ombra su Maigret" (credited) .... One of Dandurand's associates
  16. Vita di Michelangelo (TV mini-series) - episode 2 (credited but not found) .... The bishop

    1965
  17. Scaramouche (TV mini-series) - episode 2 (credited) .... Master of ceremonies

    1966
  18. Le avventure di Laura Storm (TV series) - season 2, episode 1: "Il tredicesimo coltello" (credited) .... Stagehand
  19. Le inchieste del commissario Maigret (TV series) - episode: "L'ombra cinese" (credited) .... Doctor

    1967
  20. Caravaggio (TV mini-series) - episode 1 (credited) .... Hospital cook
  21. Il triangolo rosso (TV series) - episode 3: "Corte d'assisi" (credited) .... Gualtierotti
  22. Vita di Cavour (TV mini-series) - episode 2 (credited) .... First minister

    1968
  23. Il circolo Pickwick (TV mini-series) - episode 4 (credited) .... Judge
  24. L'inchieste del commissario Maigret (TV series) - episode: "Il cadavere scomparso" (credited) .... Hospital porter
  25. La donna di quadri (TV mini-series) - episode 3 (credited) .... Majordomo
  26. Lazarillo (TV mini-series, episode 1) (credited) .... Role?

    1969
  27. I fratelli Karamazov (TV mini-series) - episodes 1 & 4 (credited) .... Orthodox monk

    1970
  28. Papà Goriot (TV mini-series) - episode 1 & 2 (credited) .... Boarding house lodger

    1971
  29. ...e le stelle stanno a guardare (TV mini-series) - episode 6 (credited) .... Spectator at the trial

    1972
  30. All'ultimo minuto (TV series) - season 2, episode 3: "Il rapido delle 13.30" (credited) .... Train passenger
  31. I demoni (TV mini-series) - episode 4 (credited but not found) .... Second gentleman
  32. Il sospetto (TV mini-series) - episode 1 (credited) .... Bookstore clerk

    1973
  33. Qui squadra mobile (TV series) - season 1, episode 6: "Senza difesa" (credited) .... Dog walker
  34. Vino e pane (TV mini-series) - episode 4 (credited) .... Client of the "Girasole"

    1974
  35. Il commissario De Vincenzi (TV series) - season 1, episode 1: "Il candelabro a sette fiamme" (credited) .... Old train passenger

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Re: Ezio Rossi

Post by Johan Melle » 08/08/2020, 13:42

Roma ore 11 (1952) credited, as Giorgetta's father
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Re: Ezio Rossi

Post by Johan Melle » 08/08/2020, 13:43

La voce del silenzio (1953) credited, as Priest. ANICA incorrectly lists him as playing the role of Gino.
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Re: Ezio Rossi

Post by Johan Melle » 08/08/2020, 13:46

Questa sera si recita a soggetto (1957) (TV movie) credited, as Club patron. I've not been able to positively determine exactly when this was broadcast, as I can't find any trace of it in the Radiocorriere TV archives. IMDb lists it as 1956, but the year of production appears to actually be 1957.
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Re: Ezio Rossi

Post by Johan Melle » 08/08/2020, 13:48

Canne al vento (1958) (TV mini-series) - episode 4, credited, as Doctor
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I could only find a poor-looking version with the credits cut off, but Ezio is credited in the cast list printed in Radiocorriere TV
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Re: Ezio Rossi

Post by Johan Melle » 08/08/2020, 13:50

Umiliati e offesi (1958) (TV mini-series) - episode 1, credited, as Schultz
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Post by Johan Melle » 08/08/2020, 13:51

Il romanzo di un maestro (1959) (TV mini-series) - episode 1, credited, as Old school master
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Post by Johan Melle » 08/08/2020, 13:54

Il mondo è una prigione (1962) (TV movie) credited, as Prisoner
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Post by Johan Melle » 08/08/2020, 13:58

Più rosa che giallo (1962) (TV series) - episode 5: "La signora della collana", credited, as Gregory Overside. This series appears to be lost, but there's a picture of Ezio from this episode in Radiocorriere TV. From the plot description, he is playing a famous crime novel writer and appears to have a larger than usual role.
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Re: Ezio Rossi

Post by Johan Melle » 08/08/2020, 14:01

Una tragedia americana (1962) (TV mini-series). Ezio is credited in episodes 5 and 6 among the additional actors, with no role specified. IMDb credits him with playing one of the jurors, but that's incorrect. I wasn't able to spot him, but he could be present among the crowd of spectators at the trial but without being visible on camera.
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