Friday, June 29, 2012

Young PEPLUM Star: Gianfranco Gasparri

Gianfranco Gasparri made only 3 PEPLUM films, all starring Brad Harris. His first film was GOLIATH AND THE GIANTS (above) when he was around 12 years old and much smaller than Brad Harris. By the time he appeared in SAMSON and finally in FURY OF HERCULES (last two photos), Gianfranco was almost as tall as Brad. He changed his name to Franco Gasparri but his film career was short lived. He died in 1999 at the age of 50.

Gianfranco starred in SAMSON with Serge Gainsbourg

When he appeared in his last PEPLUM, FURY OF HERCULES (above and below), the young Gasparri was quickly becoming a young man.

Gasparri in the 1970s.

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