Gualtiero Jacopetti: Gualtiero Jacopetti. Writer: A Dog's Life. Gualtiero Jacopetti was born on 4 September 1919 in Barga, Tuscany, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for A Dog's Life (1962), Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971) and Mondo candido (1975). He was previously married to Jolanda Kaldaras. He died on 17 August 2011 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.