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The Lives Of... Some secrets are better left uncovered in the two-part miniseries "The Lives of... more info $6.95was $6.95 Buy Now

Operation... George Peppard and Sophia Loren star in this engrossing thriller. Partly based... more info $19.98was $19.98 Buy Now

Arabesque DVD ... The 1960s were good years for spy and espionage movies, and "Arabesque" (1966)... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

Sophia Loren:... An attractive collection of timeless films, including: "Neapolitan Carousel,"... more info $39.98was $39.98 Buy Now

A Special Day... Legends of the silver screen Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni co-star in... more info $19.95was $19.95 Buy Now

Nine DVD ... "Nine" (2009) features Daniel Day-Lewis starring as Guido Contini, a talented... more info $9.99was $9.99 Buy Now

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Born: September 20, 1934 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Italy Profession: Cast ...
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At age 14, entered a beauty contest in Naples and met Carlo Ponti who was a judge
1950:
Feature acting debut, "Variety Lights"; played a bit part in the film directed by Federico Fellini
1950:
First film collaboration with Marcello Mastroianni, "Cuori sul mare"
1952:
Changed name to Sophia Loren, which had been thought up by a producer
1953:
Signed contract with Carlo Ponti
1954:
First of eight collaborations with director Vittorio DeSica, "Gold of Naples,"; appeared in the segment, "Pizza on Credit"
1955:
First film in which she and Marcello Mastroianni played leading roles opposite each other, "Too Bad She's Bad"
1957:
Moved to Hollywood under contract to Paramount; first feature in Hollywood, "The Pride and the Passion"
1962:
TV debut in America as hostess of own special, "The World of Sophia Loren"
1966:
Served as president of Cannes Film Festival Jury
1974:
American TV acting debut, "Brief Encounter" (NBC); co-starred opposite Richard Burton
1974:
Acted in last film directed by Vittorio DeSica, "Il viaggio/The Voyage"
1978:
Last American-made film for over 15 years, "Brass Target"
1980:
Played both herself and her mother in an NBC TV-movie biopic, "Sophia Loren: Her Own Story"
1984:
Acted opposite her son Eduardo (then age 11, in his acting debut) in the TV-movie, "Aurora"
1994:
Appeared in first American film since 1978, "Ready to Wear (Pret-a-Porter)"; directed by Robert Altman and re-teamed with Marcello Mastroianni; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress
1994:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2002:
Returned to the Venice Film Festival after years away to support her 29-year-old son, director Edoardo Ponti, whose film "Between Strangers" Loren starred in
2009:
Played Daniel Day-Lewis' mother in Rob Marshall's musical adaptation of the Broadway play, "Nine"
2011:
Lent her voice to the Disney/Pixar film "Cars 2"

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