Parents Amedeo Checchi
Role Film actor
|Name Andrea Checchi|
Years active 1934—1974
Children Enrico Checchi
|Born 21 October 1916 (1916-10-21) Florence, Italy|
Died March 29, 1974, Rome, Italy
Spouse Erika Schwarze (m. 1938–1974)
Movies Black Sunday, Two Women, The Lady Without Camelias, Attention! Bandits!, A Bullet for the General
Similar People Alessandro Blasetti, Carlo Lizzani, Gianni Puccini, Mario Bava, Carmine Gallone
Andrea Checchi (21 October 1916 – 29 March 1974) was a prolific Italian film actor.
Born in Florence, Checchi appeared in over 150 films in his lengthy career, which spanned from 1934 to his death in 1974. The son of a painter, he studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. Moved to Rome, he attended the acting course held by Alessandro Blasetti who gave him a small role in 1860. After graduating at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, he had his first role of weight in the 1940 historical drama film L'assedio di Alcazar by Augusto Genina. He later appeared in Mario Camerini's Due lettere anonime (for which he received a Silver Ribbon as best actor), Giuseppe de Santis's Tragic Hunt (1947), Michelangelo Antonioni's La signora senza camelie (1953), Vittorio De Sica's Two Women (1960), and Mario Bava's Black Sunday (1960), among many other films. In 1958, he won the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Award for best supporting actor for his performance in the film Parola di ladro (1957). In 1971, he starred with Giancarlo Giannini in E le stelle stanno a guardare, an adaptation of A. J. Cronin's novel, The Stars Look Down.