Full name: Carlo Pedersoli
Other name(s): Bud Spencer
Height: 6-4 (194 cm)
Born: October 31, 1929 in Napoli, Napoli, Italy
Died: June 27, 2016 in Roma, Roma, Italy
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 âItalian Westerns.â 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.
|1952 Summer||22||Helsinki||Swimming||Men's 100 metres Freestyle||Italy||ITA||5 h1 r2/3|
|1952 Summer||22||Helsinki||Swimming||Men's 4 Ã 200 metres Freestyle Relay||Italy||ITA||5 h1 r1/2|
|1956 Summer||27||Melbourne||Swimming||Men's 100 metres Freestyle||Italy||ITA||8 h1 r2/3|
|1952 Summer||22||Helsinki||Swimming||Italy||Semi-Finals||Heat One||5||58.9|
|1952 Summer||22||Helsinki||Swimming||Italy||Round One||Heat Four||3||Q||58.8|
|1956 Summer||27||Melbourne||Swimming||Italy||Semi-Finals||Heat One||8||59.0|
|1956 Summer||27||Melbourne||Swimming||Italy||Round One||Heat Four||3||Q||58.5|
|1952 Summer||22||Helsinki||Swimming||Italy||ITA||Round One||Heat One||5||2:17.5||2:17.5||5|