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Also Known As: Lino Borrini Died: October 23, 1987
Born: July 14, 1919 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Parma, IT Profession: actor, boxer, fight organizer

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Solidly built, husky-voiced performer whose background as a boxer initially landed him numerous roles as tough cops or bad guys. Ventura made a competent debut in Jacques Becker's gangster study "Touchez pas au Grisbi" (1953) and, after supporting parts in several other films starring Jean Gabin, was turning in immaculately nuanced lead performances by the end of the decade. Superb as the title character of Claude Pinoteau's taut spy thriller "Le Silencieux" (1972).

Solidly built, husky-voiced performer whose background as a boxer initially landed him numerous roles as tough cops or bad guys. Ventura made a competent debut in Jacques Becker's gangster study "Touchez pas au Grisbi" (1953) and, after supporting parts in several other films starring Jean Gabin, was turning in immaculately nuanced lead performances by the end of the decade. Superb as the title character of Claude Pinoteau's taut spy thriller "Le Silencieux" (1972).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Army of Shadows (2006) Philippe Gerbier
2.
 Rumba, La (1987) Nono Gozlan
3.
 Sword of Gideon (1986) Papa
4.
 Septieme Cible, Le (1984) Bastien Grimaldy
5.
 One Hundred Days in Palermo (1984) General Carlo Dalla Chiesa
6.
 Ruffian, Le (1983) Aldo
7.
 Garde a Vue (1981) Inspector Antoine Gallien
8.
 Sunday Lovers (1980) Francois Querole
9.
 Angry Man, The (1979) Romain
10.
 Un Papillon sur l'Epaule (1978) Roland Feriaud
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1927:
Moved to Paris aged eight
:
Wrestling champion in his youth

Notes

With his wife, they established Perce-Neige foundation to raise money to help the retarded children.

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wife:
Odette Ventura.

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