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Also Known As: Edward Ross Died: December 24, 1994
Born: September 18, 1916 Cause of Death: virus that affected the nervous system
Birth Place: Bologna, IT Profession: actor, director

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Popular Italian romantic lead of the 1940s who worked with resistance groups in Rome during WWII and moved to Hollywood in 1949. Brazzi was fairly prominent in Hollywood and international cinema for a time, especially in the 50s, when he embodied a handsome, middle-aged Continental lover type. He was memorable as Katharine Hepburn's sensitive pursuer in David Lean's sumptuous "Summertime" (1955) and also appeared in such less distinguished but well-remembered efforts as "Three Coins in the Fountain" (1954) and "South Pacific" (1958). Brazzi kept busy in leading roles into the 60s and continued playing character roles in mostly European films until the late 80s.

Popular Italian romantic lead of the 1940s who worked with resistance groups in Rome during WWII and moved to Hollywood in 1949. Brazzi was fairly prominent in Hollywood and international cinema for a time, especially in the 50s, when he embodied a handsome, middle-aged Continental lover type. He was memorable as Katharine Hepburn's sensitive pursuer in David Lean's sumptuous "Summertime" (1955) and also appeared in such less distinguished but well-remembered efforts as "Three Coins in the Fountain" (1954) and "South Pacific" (1958). Brazzi kept busy in leading roles into the 60s and continued playing character roles in mostly European films until the late 80s.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Russicum (1989) Marini
2.
 Formula For Murder (1986) Dr Sernich
3.
 Fear City (1985) Carmine
4.
 Final Justice (1985) Don Lamanna
5.
 Voce, La (1982) Priest
6.
 Final Conflict, The (1981) De Carlo
7.
 Io e Caterina (1980) Arthur
8.
 Time For Miracles, A (1980) Fillipo Fillici
9.
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Milestones close milestones

1939:
Made film acting debut in his native Italy
1949:
Played in first Hollywood film, "Little Women"

Education

San Marco University: -
University of Florence: -

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wife:
Lydia Bertolini. Actor. Died in 1981.
wife:
Isle Fischer. Second wife; survived him.

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