Bartolomeo Pagano, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Bartolomeo Pagano

Italian actor (1878-1947)

Date of Birth: 27-Sep-1878

Place of Birth: Genoa, Liguria, Italy

Date of Death: 24-Jun-1947

Profession: film actor

Nationality: Italy

Zodiac Sign: Libra


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About Bartolomeo Pagano

  • Bartolomeo Pagano (27 September 1878 - 24 June 1947) was an Italian motion picture actor. Before his cinema career, Pagano was a stevedore who worked at the port of Genoa.
  • There, he was discovered and selected to play the role of Maciste, a muscular slave, in the silent movie classic Cabiria in 1914.
  • As the originator of this role, he went on to play the character for the next 14 years in a series of sequels.
  • Pagano became an international star, and legally changed his name to Maciste.
  • The actor retired from films in 1926 to marry and raise a family in his home town of Genoa.
  • He died there, aged 68, and is buried on the family estate in Italy.

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