Ettore Manni was an Italian actor who was born on May 6th, 1927 in Rome. He was a versatile and prolific actor who worked almost constantly between 1942 and 1979, appearing in well over a hundred films. For American audiences, Manni's most well known role was Marc Antony in the 1953 film "Two Nights with Cleopatra," in which he shared the screen with the iconic Sophia Loren, who played Cleopatra. This was also his first appearance on film, and he later remarked that it remained one of his most pleasant professional memories. Manni's other films included "Mademoiselle" (1966), "Hercules and the Captive Women" (1961) and "Chino" (1973). The actor was only 52 years old when he died suddenly from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His death remains a mystery; it was declared to be an accident, but many who knew the actor believe that he committed suicide. At the time of the shooting, Manni was in Rome filming "City of Women."