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Danova (pronounced Chez-a-ray Da-NO-va) played
Count Alfredo Di Marcosini Montova in
Duel of Honor, he was the foreigner who is singled out by Groder
for his different dress and ways ―
Baranca as Baranca, he is the one who came to North Fork to administer his own
law, Baranca's law ― The Guest
as Mario Rosati, the man who was hired to kill Lucas.
Danova first came to America, he was quoted as saying that he
wished to lose his accent so that he would be able to play the
role he most wanted, that of an American cowboy. In 1958, he got
his wish. He made his American television debut in a
first-season episode of The Rifleman (1958) called
Duel of Honor.
― If you had to write your 'interpretation' of what you believe
(just for pretend) really happened when we see Mario Rosati
'appear' as though he was going to kill Lucas. In other words,
without changing the episode in any way, could you interpret the
The Guest — The
thousands of dollars importing Cesare Danova from Europe and
keeping him under contract for the starring role in Ben-Hur,
then gave it to Charlton Heston―so that was Danova making
his U. S. debut last week in support of Chuck Connors on a
filmed Rifleman segment on TV. Pasadena Independent, Pasadena,
California ― November 13, 1958.
Actor Studies Baseball ― The Pittsburgh Press, March 4, 1963
Cesare Danova, the Italian-born actor making his third guest
appearance on The Rifleman Monday March 11, 1963,
considers his introduction to baseball among the most
interesting experiences he's had since coming to this
Chuck Connors, the one time Dodger who stars on
Rifleman, took Cesare Danova to his first baseball game.
"I'm sure even fans who grew up with baseball would learn
something new about the game if they were setting with Chuck
in his field box at Chavez Ravine, It's truly an
Danova's friendship with Connors dates from 1958 when he
made his TV debut on the ABC-TV series Duel of Honor.
Cesare played an Italian nobleman touring the American West.
"I was in this country for a role in
Ben -Hur, when
the producers of Chuck's series offered me the part."
also appeared with Chuck in Arrest & Trial.
a regular in two TV series. Garrison's Gorillas as
Actor and Silvio Conti in the soap Ryan's Hope.
I remember him in the 1966 horror
movie Chamber of Horrors as Anthony Draco.
movie! Pure charisma!!!!! This guy really had class!
was an expert archer.
Cesare Danova was born March 1, 1926 in Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy
Birth Name: Cesare Deitinger
He died March 19 1992, Los Angeles, California, of a heart attack
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