Saturday, January 11, 2014

R.I.P.: Lorella de Luca and Arnoldo Foà

Sad to announce the passing of two PEPLUM stars: Lorella de Luca, 73, who died on January 9 in Rome and one of the most prolific actors ever, Arnoldo Foà, 97, who died today. Arnoldo's first film was in 1938 and has one film schedule for release in 2014. Both appeared as important supporting actors in their PEPLUM roles and left an indelible mark on the genre.

Here are just a few of their genre films:

Lorella as Bathsheba in SIGN OF THE GLADIATOR (1958)

Lorella in a sizeable role as Alda in ROLAND THE MIGHTY (1956)

Arnoldo as Spendius in SALAMMBO with costar Jacques Sernas (1960)

Arnoldo starred with Belinda Lee in NIGHTS OF LUCRETIA BORGIA (1960)

One of Arnoldo's biggest PEPLUM roles was in THE TARTARS (1961) costarring Orson Welles

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