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Victor Spinetti

( b. Sep 02, 1929 Cwm, WALES - d. Jun 19, 2012 London, ENGLAND ) Male
Spinetti was an established British film star in 1963 when he agreed to make a movie with a pop group called the Beatles and who became famous ever after as the only person besides the four Beatles to appear in all of their movies -- "A Hard Day's Night," "Help!" and "Magical Mystery Tour."

Vittorio Georgio Andrea Spinetti was born in Wales, one of six children of a Welsh mother and an Italian immigrant father. He told interviewers that his father had originally planned to immigrate to the United States but had gotten waylaid in Wales by work opportunities. His father eventually opened a small restaurant there

Mr. Spinetti appeared in scores of plays and about 30 other movies, acting alongside stars like Laurence Olivier, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Peter Sellers. He won a Tony Award in 1965. But in the record of 20th-century stage and film history, his modest place in the Beatles' movie canon pretty much defined him.

Source: The New York Times 

ProductionsDate of Productions
The Philanthropist
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Victor Spinetti [Braham]
Mar 15, 1971 - May 15, 1971
La Grosse Valise
[Musical, Original]
  • Performer: Victor Spinetti [Svatsou the Clown (M. Cheri)]
Dec 14, 1965 - Dec 18, 1965
Oh What a Lovely War
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Performer: Victor Spinetti [Master of Ceremonies, General Lanrezac, Drill Sergeant]
Sep 30, 1964 - Jan 16, 1965
The Hostage
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Victor Spinetti [I.R.A. Officer]
Sep 20, 1960 - Jan 07, 1961
1965 Tony Award® Best Featured Actor in a Musical
nomineeOh What a Lovely War [winner]
Performer: Victor Spinetti
1965 Theatre World Award
nomineeOh What a Lovely War [recipient]
Performer: Victor Spinetti
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