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Tom B.
RIP Solvi Stubing / Paolo Villaggio
Tue Jul 4, 2017 6:39pm

German actress and politician Solvi Stubing died in Rome today at the age of 76. Born in Berlin on January 1, 1941 she became very popular in Italy after a series of TV beer commercials. She also appeared in Playboy and Playman while appearing in over 30 films including three Euro-westerns: “The Sheriff Won’t Shoot” (1965), “Garringo” (1969) and “Blindman” (1971). She then left show business and entered politics. She was named a member of the Commission of European Women.

Italian comedic actor and author Paolo Villaggio died July 3rd in Rome. He was 84. Born in Genoa, Italy on December 30, 1932 and throughout his long career interpreted various roles such as Professor Kranz and Gioandomenico Fracchia. But he will be always remembered for the role of Ragioniere Ugo Fantozzi, a character who was always at the wrong end of the stick and faced numerous humiliations. Villaggio is also the author of eight books related to the Fantozzi character. He appeared in three Euro-westerns: “The Four of the Pater Noster” (1969), “What Am I Doing in the Middle of the Revolution” (1972) and “Don’t Touch the White Woman!” (1973).

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