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Joe Dallesandro Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Dec 31, 1948
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Leading actor Joe Dallesandro gained more than his 15 minutes of fame in the '60s and '70s thanks to his presence in the experimental films of [[Performer~P115970~Andy Warhol~andywarhol]]. Most often cast as androgynous characters, Dallesandro was the star of the [[Performer~P115970~Warhol~andywarhol]]/[[Performer~P103597~Paul Morrissey~paulmorrissey]] trilogy [[Feature~V17767~Flesh~flesh]], [[Feature~V50822~Trash~trash]], and [[Feature~V21935~Heat~heat]], and later played the title roles in the selfsame production team's [[Feature~V2340~Blood for Dracula~bloodfordracula]] and [[Feature~V2341~Flesh for Frankenstein~fleshforfrankenstein]] for which Dallesandro was praised by the cognoscenti for his "naturalistic" performances. After making his "mainstream" debut in [[Feature~V43620~The Gardener~theseedsofevil]], he worked extensively in Europe. He made fleeting appearances as Lucky Luciano in [[Performer~P85868~Coppola~francisfordcoppola]]'s [[Feature~V11102~The Cotton Club~thecottonclub]] (1984) and as the father of [[Performer~P9769~Darren E. Burrows~darreneburrows]] in [[Performer~P218832~John Waters~johnwaters]]' [[Feature~V11681~Cry-Baby~crybaby]] (1991). Dallesandro has also been prominently featured in such TV weeklies of the 1980s as Fortune Dane, Wiseguy, and The Hollywood Detective. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi