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Bartolomeo Pagano

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Bartolomeo Pagano
Bartolomeo Pagano
Birth date
September 27, 1878
(died June 24, 1947)
Silent film actor
Active Years
1914 - 1926
Notable Roles
Maciste (Cabiria)

Bartolomeo Pagano (September 27, 1878 - June 24, 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 many more times in a series of sequels that continued until 1926.

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