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Carlo Pedersoli

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameCarlo•Pedersoli
Used nameCarlo•Pedersoli
Other namesBud Spencer
Born31 October 1929 in Napoli, Napoli (ITA)
Died27 June 2016 in Roma, Roma (ITA)
Measurements194 cm
NOC Italy

Biography

Carlo Pedersoli was born in Santa Lucia but later became known as Bud Spencer, a stage name by which he became well known in Italian film, mostly know in “Italian Westerns.” As a swimmer he won a silver medal at the 1951 Mediterranean Games and won the 1954 Italian title in water polo with SS Lazio. His first movie role came in 1951 but he considered himself minor league until the late 1960s. Prior to that time he earned a degree in law, registered several patents, and became a commercial airline and helicopter pilot.

In the 1970s and 80s Spencer appeared in multiple Italian films mostly with his extremely blue-eyed compatriot Terence Hill (alias Mario Giotti). He also served as a producer and director later in his career. In 1984 he established Mistral Air, an air-mail company that transported pilgrims, but he later sold the company. In 2005 he entered politics with little success, but he did serve for a few years at the Italian Embassy in Brazil.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) ITA Carlo Pedersoli
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) =12
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Italy 14
1956 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) ITA Carlo Pedersoli
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 16
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Italy DNS

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