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Also Known As: Died: September 26, 1973
Born: March 7, 1908 Cause of Death: pancreatic cancer
Birth Place: Italy Profession: Cast ...
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Brought up in poverty by her maternal grandparents after her Egyptian father disappeared and her unmarried Italian mother departed for Egypt
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Worked in nightclubs where she sang street songs in a torchy contralto; also appeared in variety revues and by 1926 in experimental plays
1927:
Toured Argentina
1927:
Film debut in bit part in silent film, "Scampolo"
1934:
Film acting debut in "La Cieca di Sorrento/The Blind Women of Sorrento"
1935:
Came to attention of film director Goffredo Alessandrini who cast her in a small part in "Cavalleria" (1936)
1936:
After marriage to Alessandrini, retired from stage and screen (except for "La principessa Tarakanova" 1938) because he felt her unsuitable as a screen actress; returned to stage in melodramatic roles
1941:
Appeared in first important film, "Teresa Venerdi/Friday Theresa" (directed by Vittorio de Sica)
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Appeared in racy revues for servicemen during the American occupation of Rome after WWII
1950:
"Il Miracolo/The Miracle" segment of the 1947 film "L'Amore/Love" was banned by the Commissioner of Licenses as "blasphemous" when it opened in New York in December
1955:
Made first Hollywood film, "The Rose Tattoo"
1969:
Final film performance in "The Secret of Santa Vittoria"
1965:
Returned to Italian stage in "La Lupa/She-Wolf" under the direction of Franco Zeffirelli
1966:
Appeared on stage as Medea in Jean Anouilh's play, directed by Gian Carlo Menotti
1972:
Final film appearance in a cameo in "Fellini's Roma"

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