Lucien Albertini

Active - 1924 - 1924  |   Born - Nov 30, 1882   |   Died - Nov 1, 1944   |  

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Biography by Hans J. Wollstein

An Italian strong man and vaudeville performer, Lucien Albertini (real name: Luciano Albertini) had starred in a series of Italian silent films based on the Samson legend and produced Il Mostro di Frankenstein (1920), in which he played the baron, prior to making his Hollywood debut as the star of the action serial The Iron Man (1924). But although Albertini was highly publicized by Universal, he failed to click with American audiences who instead seemed to have rooted for one of their own, villain Joe Bonomo. Albertini returned to Europe posthaste and continued to appear onscreen well into the sound era. He reportedly died in a mental institution near Bologna.