Cesare Danova


Actor
Cesare Danova

About

Birth Place
Italy
Born
March 01, 1926
Died
March 19, 1992
Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Biography

Suavely handsome leading man in Italian films of the late 1940s and 50s who signed with MGM in 1956. A prolific actor who was featured in more than 350 films and TV productions, Danova appeared in supporting roles in such Hollywood productions as "Tender is the Night" (1962), "Gidget Goes to Rome" (1963) and "Viva Las Vegas" (1964). He brought a smooth sophistication to the role of Harve...

Photos & Videos

Viva Las Vegas - Behind-the-Scenes Stills
Never So Few - Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Family & Companions

Pat Geddes Chandler Danova
Wife

Biography

Suavely handsome leading man in Italian films of the late 1940s and 50s who signed with MGM in 1956. A prolific actor who was featured in more than 350 films and TV productions, Danova appeared in supporting roles in such Hollywood productions as "Tender is the Night" (1962), "Gidget Goes to Rome" (1963) and "Viva Las Vegas" (1964). He brought a smooth sophistication to the role of Harvey Keitel's mob-connected uncle Giovanni in Martin Scorsese's "Mean Streets" (1973). A frequent TV performer, Danova starred on his own series "Garrison's Gorillas" (1967) and was a guest on "The Rifleman," "Mission: Impossible" and "Murder, She Wrote," among others.

Life Events

1947

Film acting debut, "La Figlia del Capitano/The Captain's Daughter"

1956

Signed with MGM in Hollywood

1992

Suffered a heart attack during a meeting of the Foreign Film Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, March 19

Photo Collections

Viva Las Vegas - Behind-the-Scenes Stills
Here are a few photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's Viva Las Vegas (1964), starring Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret.
Never So Few - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a number of photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of Never So Few (1959), starring Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lawford and Steve McQueen, and directed by John Sturges.

Videos

Movie Clip

Trailer

Family

Marco Danova
Son
Fabrizio Danova
Son

Companions

Pat Geddes Chandler Danova
Wife

Bibliography