William Ricciardi

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William Ricciardi
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Clark Gable, Tim Holt and William Ricciardi in San Francisco (1936)
Born(1871-07-12)12 July 1871
Died16 February 1961(1961-02-16) (aged 89)
Naples, Italy
Occupation Actor

William Ricciardi (12 July 1871 16 February 1961) was an Italian actor known for his role as Signor Baldini in San Francisco (1936). [1] [2] He also appeared in the Phil Rosen film The Heart of a Siren (1926). [3] In Anthony Adverse (1936) he had a splendid cameo as the talkative coachman who converses with Adverse, played by Fredric March. [4]


William Ricciardi and Francesco Saverio were introduced by the actor Francesco De Maio and in 1889 they decided to initiate their own theatre circle. [5] Tony Perry thought of Ricciardi for Tom in Child of Manhattan . [6]

He also played stage roles in The Great Lover as Farnald. [7] He played Joe Malatesta in Mr. Malatesta for 97 performances. [8] Tomasso was performed in Strictly Dishonourable (1929) 557 times. [9] [10]


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