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|Born:||July 4, 1927||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Italy||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Sketched G.I.s and posed for Italian comic strips
Spotted by directed Mario Costa who put her into films as an extra in her debut, "Elisir d' Amore"
Howard Hughes at RKO saw one of "sexy" photos taken by Lollobrigida's husband; invited her to Hollywood; signed her to seven-year contract but prevented her from filming in Hollywood for years (date approximate)
Won international attention in Christian-Jaque's "Fanfan-la-Tulipe"
Worked in Italy and France
First Hollywood film, "Trapeze"
Led the New York Columbus Day Parade with grand marshall Joe DiMaggio as Italy's Ambassador of Good Will and spokesperson for the city of Genoa
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