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The Pacific Edible Seaweed Company
Fresno, CA.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Happy Birthday Claudia Cardinale

   

   A very Happy Birthday wish goes out today to actress Claudia Cardinale who was born of this day in 1938. Working mostly in Europe, she most famous for her roles in THE LEOPARD (1963) and 8 1/2 (1963) among others, plus of course Sergio Leone's ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1968). Without a doubt though (with all apologies to Sergio and ONCE UPON....)  my favorite of hers is Richard Brook's THE PROFESSIONALS from 1966. It's got everything you could want in a great movie - Lee Marvin as a weapons expert, Burt Lancaster as a dynamite expert, Woody Strode, Robert Ryan, Jack Palance, machine guns, explosions, slam bang action sequences and of course Claudia. In this blog's humble opinion it still stands today as one the greatest action/adventure movies ever made, plus it's a damn fine western.



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