Italian Actor Bud Spencer Dies At The Age Of 86
His first name was inspired by a beer and his last name was in honour of his favourite star, Spencer Tracy.
Bud Spencer, a burly comic actor dubbed the “good giant,” for punching bad guys on screen in a long series of spaghetti westerns, has died in Italy. He was 86.
Born in Naples as Carlo Pedersoli, he adopted the stage name Bud Spencer — his first name inspired by a beer and the last to honour his favourite star, Spencer Tracy.
Spencer, who had a law degree, made his name in unmistakably lowbrow films. Some of them include “Al di la’ della legge” (Beyond the Law) in 1968; “Lo chiamavano Trinita” (They Call Me Trinity) in 1970; “Watch Out, We’re Mad,” in 1974; “Io sto con gli ippopotami” (I’m for the Hippotamus) in 1979.
His son Giuseppe Pedersoli declared that his father died peacefully Monday evening, without revealing medical details.
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