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Gina Lollobrigida

Gina Lollobrigida

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Born: July 4, 1927 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Italy Profession: Cast ...
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Sketched G.I.s and posed for Italian comic strips
1946:
Spotted by directed Mario Costa who put her into films as an extra in her debut, "Elisir d' Amore"
1949:
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)
1951:
Won international attention in Christian-Jaque's "Fanfan-la-Tulipe"
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Worked in Italy and France
1956:
First Hollywood film, "Trapeze"
1991:
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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