Gender
Male
Born
Sep 02, 1929
Cwm, WALES
Died
Jun 19, 2012
London, ENGLAND
Performer
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Biography: Victor Spinetti was born Vittorio Giorgio Andre Spinetti on September 2, 1929 in Wales to Giuseppe and Lily Spinetti. He studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where he met his lifelong partner, Graham Curnow. He made his West End debut in 1958 in "Expresso Bongo." He was invited by the Beatles to be in their first three movies.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "The Wild Affair," "A Hard Day's Night," "Help!," "Magical Mystery Tour," "The Little Prince," "The Krays," "The Return of the Pink Panther," "The Taming of the Shrew," "Under the Cherry Moon," and "Start the Revolution Without Me." Television credits include: "New Tricks," "The Saint," "Bottom," "Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show," "Breakfast," and "BBC Play of the Month."
The Philanthropist (Mar 15, 1971 - May 15, 1971)
  • Performer: Victor Spinetti [Braham]
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La Grosse Valise (Dec 14, 1965 - Dec 18, 1965)
  • Performer: Victor Spinetti [Svatsou the Clown (M. Cheri)]
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Oh What a Lovely War (Sep 30, 1964 - Jan 16, 1965)
  • Performer: Victor Spinetti [Master of Ceremonies, General Lanrezac, Drill Sergeant]
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The Hostage (Sep 20, 1960 - Jan 07, 1961)
  • Performer: Victor Spinetti [I.R.A. Officer]
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Tony Award®

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1965 | Winner  | Oh What a Lovely War
Performer: Victor Spinetti

Theatre World

Award

1965 | Recipient  | Oh What a Lovely War
Performer: Victor Spinetti

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