Sunday, May 6, 2018

RIP Adolfo Lastretti

Farewell to Adolfo Lastretti: theatrical, cinematographic and television actor.  He was 80 years old.

RB Casting
May 6, 2018

Theatrical, cinematographic and television actor Adolfo Lastretti died of heart failure on May 5, 2018 in Loiano, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He was 80.  His daughters, Viola and Ariadne, announced that their father died peacefully, surrounded by the affection of friends and relatives, due to a heart condition.

Born in Tempio Pausania, Sardinia on November 18, 1937, he soon moved to Liguria, in Rapallo, with his family for work related reasons. Here he completed his studies and, in 1957, he played in the short “La spiaggia”. Wanting to be an actor, in 1959 during the university period in Genoa, he enrolled in a national competition for actors, and won.

In the beginning of his artistic career; he settled in Rome, where he enrolled at the Silvio D'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Arts, obtaining a scholarship in 1960. Two years later he passed an audition for a show created by Giancarlo Menotti Album Sheets, with a young Tomás Milián, which was developed for the Spoleto Festival. In the same year he left the academy to follow the project.

From the 1960 and 1970s on he continued his career playing in various films, with character and supporting roles and sometimes being billed using the aliases Peter Lastrett and Guy Ranson, alongside such great actors as James Coburn, Alain Delon, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Richard Roundtree, until he withdrew from the scene in 2003 with a final appearance in the soap opera Vivere.

According to his will, explain the daughters, "no funeral will be celebrated, to accompany him on this wonderful journey next week a Buddhist ceremony will be organized".

Born: 11/18/1937, Tempio Pausania, Sardinia, Italy
Died: 5/5/2018, Loiano, Bologna, Emilia- Romagna, Italy

Adolfo Lastretti’s westerns - actor
Find a Place to Die - 1968 (Reverend Riley) [as Peter Lastrett]
Massacre at Fort Holman – 1972 (Will Fernandez/Will Culder) [as Guy Ranson]
Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears - 1973 (Williams)
The Four of the Apocalypse - 1975 (Reverend Sullivan)

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