Carlo Pedersoli, better known as Bud Spencer we have not been among us for six years, the anniversary of his death will be on June 27th. He stole the hearts of the Hungarians forever with the Piedone films, the spaghetti westerns and the works with Terence Hill. Although he was already filming in the ’50s, he ran into a real actor in the late’ 60s, and by then he was well over thirty. He stood before him as an athlete.
Bud Spencer in juvenile photos
He was only four years old when he learned to swim, four years later he was already a member of the Naples Swimming Club, from where he then moved to Rome when the family moved to the capital in 1943. He had a very sharp mind, became a university student at the age of 16, and graduated as a chemical engineer, but interrupted his studies in Rome because they moved to Brazil. He was studying law there, but returned to his homeland a year and a half later, while sports remained a part of his life.
He won the Italian Championship in breaststroke in 1949, and a year later became the champion in fast swimming in less than a minute. With the Italian water polo team, they finished fourth in the European Championships. He finally retired permanently in 1967 as an athlete because he wanted to focus on filming. She was a favorite of women when she was young, she didn’t wear her trademark beard at the time, but her heart was busy. Maria married Amato in 1960, who gifted her with three children.