Where Are They Now - Friday, July 14, 2017
Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida got her start in modeling and went on to have a fruitful acting career. She got her big Hollywood break in 1953 with her role in the John Huston film Beat the Devil. Read on to find out more about her career and what she is doing now!
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Godfrey Cambridge: Actor and comedian, starred in the movie "The Watermelon Man", also appeared in "The Last Angry Man", "The Biscuit Eater", and "The President's Analyst"
Robert Klein: Stand-up comedian and actor, appeared in the movie "The Owl and the Pussycat" and on Broadway in "They're Playing Our Song"
Deborah Kerr: She starred in "An Affair to Remember", "King Solomon's Mines", "The King and I" and other movies, she had a famous kissing scene on a beach with Burt Lancaster in the movie "From Here to Eternity"
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Learn More About Gina Lollobrigida on Celebrity Nooz
July 4, 1927, Subiaco, Italy
The Mona Lisa of the 20th Century, La Lollo
CLAIM TO FAME:
A beautiful Italian actress best known for films like Beat the Devil and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
She was married to Slovenian physcian Milko Skofic from 1949-1971. They had one child, Andrea Milko.
In 1969, she was engaged briefly to real estate heir George Kaufman. She was also briefly engaged to Spanish businessman Javier Rigau y Rafols in 2006.
Lollobrigida started out modeling as a young woman, and went on to participate in several beauty contests.
After appearing in a half-dozen films in Italy, it was rumored that, in 1947, film tycoon Howard Hughes had her flown to Hollywood; however, she returned to Italy.
Her Hollywood breakout movie would not come until six years later in the John Huston film Beat the Devil (1953).
As her film roles and national popularity increased, she was tagged "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World" after her signature movie Beautiful But Dangerous (1955).
She co-starred with Rock Hudson in the 1961 film Come September, which won the Golden Globe Award as the World's Film Favorite.
In the 1970s, Lollobrigida turned her focus to photography. Among her subjects were Paul Newman, Salvador Dali and the German national soccer team. A collection of her work titled Italia Mia was published in 1973.
In January 2013, she started legal action against Javier Rigau y Rafols, claiming that her ex-boyfriend had staged a secret ceremony in which he "married" an imposter pretending to be her at a registry office in Barcelona. She said he intended to lay claim to her estate after her death. Lollobrigida accused Rigau of fraud.
Has won six David di Donatello, two Nastro d'Argento, and six Bambi Awards; she was nominated three times for the Golden Globe and won one in 1961 as World Film Favorite - Female; she was nominated once for a Bafta.
Was nominated in 1985 as an officier of Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by Jack Lang because of her achievements in photography and sculpture.
In 1992, she was awarded the Legion d'honneur by Francois Mitterrand.
WHERE IS SHE NOW:
Lollobrigida is retired from acting. Since 1949, she has lived at her home ranch and gardens in Sicily, Italy, a property that also contains her personal museum.
In addition, she regularly stays at her house on Via Appia Antica in Rome and at a villa in Monte Carlo.
In 2013, Lollobrigida sold her jewelry collection through Sotheby's. She donated nearly $5 million to benefit stem cell therapy.
1997 XXL...Gaby Berrebi
1996 Una donna in fuga (TV Movie)...Eleonora Riboldi
1995 One Hundred and One Nights...L'epouse medium du professeur Bebel
1988 La romana (TV Mini-Series)...Margherita
1986 The Love Boat (TV Series)...Carla Lucci
- The Christmas Cruise: Part 2 (1986)
- The Christmas Cruise: Part 1 (1986)
1985 Deceptions (TV Movie)...Princess Alessandra
1984 Falcon Crest (TV Series)...Francesca Gioberti
1973 The Lonely Woman...Netty, aka 'Tani', the photographer
1973 Obraz uz obraz (TV Series)...Djina
- Episode #1.7 (1973)
1972 The Adventures of Pinocchio (TV Mini-Series)...Fatina Azzurra
1972 King, Queen, Knave...Martha Dreyer
1971 Bad Man's River...Alicia
1969 That Splendid November...Cettina
1969 Pleasant Nights...Domicilla
1968 Stuntman...Evelyn Lake
1968 Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell...Carla Campbell
1968 The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell...Maria (as Miss Gina Lollobrigida)
1968 Death Laid an Egg...Anna
1967 Young Rebel...Giulia
1966 The Sultans...Lisa
1966 Hotel Paradiso...Marcelle Cotte
1966 Me, Me, Me... and the Others...Titta
1965 Strange Bedfellows...Toni Vincente
1965 The Dolls...Beatrice (segment "Monsignor Cupido")
1964 Woman of Straw...Maria Marcello
1963 Mare matto...Margherita
1962 Imperial Venus...Paulette Bonaparte
1962 She Got What She Asked For...Ippolita
1961 Come September...Lisa Helena Fellini
1961 Go Naked in the World...Guilietta Cameron
1959 Never So Few...Carla Vesari
1959 Solomon and Sheba...Sheba
1959 The Law...Marietta
1958 Fast and Sexy...Anna
1956 The Hunchback of Notre Dame...Esmeralda
1955 Beautiful But Dangerous...Lina Cavalieri
1954 Frisky...La Bersagliera
1954 Woman of Rome...Adriana
1954 Crossed Swords...Francesca
1954 Flesh and the Woman...Sylvia Sorrego / Helena Ricci
1953 Bread, Love and Dreams...La Bersagliera
1953 Beat the Devil...Maria Dannreuther
1953 The Wayward Wife...Gemma Vagnuzzi
1953 The Unfaithfuls...Lulla Possenti
1952 Times Gone By...Mariantonia (segment "Il processo di Frine")
1952 Beauties of the Night...La caissiere du Grand Cafe / Leila 1830
1952 Wife for a Night...Ottavia
1952 Fan-Fan the Tulip...Adeline La Franchise
1951 Love I Haven't... But... But...Gina
1951 Attention! Bandits!...Anna
1951 The Young Caruso...Stella
1951 Four Ways Out...Daniela
1951 A Tale of Five Women...Maria Severini
1950 Vita da cani...Margherita 'Rita Buton'
1950 The White Line...Donata Sebastian
1950 Miss Italia...Lisetta Minneci
1949 The Bride Couldn't Wait...Donata
1949 Campane a martello...Agostina
1948 Love of a Clown - Pagliacci...Nedda, wife of Canio
1948 Mad About Opera...Dora Scala
1947 When Love Calls (uncredited)
1947 A Man About the House (uncredited)
1947 Flesh Will Surrender...Ballerina alla festa di capodanno (uncredited)
1947 Elixir of Love...Adina's girlfriend (uncredited)
1946 Return of the Black Eagle...Una ragazza alla festa
To see Then & Now pictures of Gina Lollobrigida, visit: Celebrity Nooz
--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Godfrey Cambridge - DEAD (Heart attack)
Born: 02/26/1933 Died: 11/29/1976
Robert Klein - ALIVE
Deborah Kerr - DEAD (Parkinson's disease)
Born: 09/30/1921 Died: 10/16/2007
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Bill Baird, 88, American Hall of Fame motorcycle racer and executive (AMA), injuries sustained in a fall.
Chuck Blazer, 72, American soccer administrator, informant for the 2015 FIFA corruption case.
Gerrit Braks, 84, Dutch politician, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Fisheries (1980-1981, 1982-1990) and Education and Science (1989), Senate President (2001-2003).
Tommy Carberry, 75, Irish jockey.
Sam Glanzman, 92, American comics artist (Captain Willy Schultz).
Ray Phiri, 70, South African jazz musician, lung cancer.
Tod Sloan, 89, Canadian ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks).
Nicholas Biwott, 77, Kenyan agricultural businessman and politician, MP (1979-2007).
Fikret Hakan, 83, Turkish actor (Revenge of the Snakes, Borrowed Bride, Battal Gazi Destani), lung cancer.
Abdullah Hayayei, 36, Emirati Paralympic athlete, head trauma.
Denis Mack Smith, 97, British historian.
John Quinn, 91, American news editor (USA Today).
Éva Schubert, 86, Hungarian actress.
Pakkiriswamy Chandra Sekharan, 83, Indian forensic expert.
Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, 87, Italian organist, harpsichordist, musicologist and composer.
Peter Alfond, 65, American investor (Berkshire Hathaway) and philanthropist (Maine Medical Center), malaria.
Jim Bush, 90, American Hall of Fame track and field coach (UCLA), prostate cancer.
Augustin Buzura, 78, Romanian writer and journalist.
Peter Härtling, 83, German writer and poet.
Miguel Luna Hernández, 63, Mexican politician.
Eugène Koffi Kouamé, 29, Ivorian football player, heart attack.
Emma Mashinini, 87, South African trade unionist.
Dick McInnes, 81, American publicist (Richard Dean Anderson).
Martin Molony, 91, Irish jockey.
Isabelle Sadoyan, 89, French actress (Les fantômes du chapelier, Mayrig, Irreplaceable).
Tenny Tatusian, 47, American journalist and editor (Los Angeles Times), melanoma.
Mangesh Tendulkar, 82, Indian cartoonist.
Elvira Vigna, 69, Brazilian writer, cancer.
Susanna Au-yeung, 63, Hong Kong actress (The Return of the Condor Heroes), lung cancer.
Wally Burr, 91, American voice actor and director (The Transformers, Jem, Spider-Man).
Naresh Chandra, 82, Indian diplomat, Ambassador to the United States (1996-2001), multiple organ failure.
Ed Crawford, 82, American football player (New York Giants), Alzheimer's disease.
Ilya Glazunov, 87, Russian painter.
Anton Nossik, 51, Russian writer and internet entrepreneur, heart attack.
Matt Patrick, 58, American news radio host (KTRH, WKDD), mucosal melanoma.
Neal Patterson, 67, American businessman (Cerner, Sporting Kansas City), cancer.
Paquita Rico, 87, Spanish singer and actress (Let's Make the Impossible!, The Balcony of the Moon, Where Are You Going, Alfonso XII?).
Sumita Sanyal, 71, Indian actress (Anand), heart failure.
Jack Shaheen, 81, American media critic, author and Arab tolerance campaigner (Reel Bad Arabs).
Adolfo Taylhardat, Venezuelan diplomat, President of the United Nations Security Council (1993).
Robert Vigouroux, 94, French politician, Mayor of Marseille (1986-1995), Senator (1989-1998).
Evan Armstrong, 74, British boxer.
Siri Austeng, 73, Norwegian politician.
Nelsan Ellis, 39, American actor (True Blood, Get on Up, Elementary), complications from heart failure.
Gour Ghosh, 77, Indian cricketer.
Bob Lubbers, 95, American cartoonist (Tarzan).
Elsa Martinelli, 82, Italian actress (Donatella) and fashion model.
Joseph Ole Nkaissery, 67, Kenyan politician, MP (2002-2014).
Sylvia Nooij (nl), 32, Dutch footballer (ADO), seizure.
Roy Richards, 33, Vincentian footballer (national team), shot.
Randy Schell, 64, American voice actor (The Walking Dead), skydiving collision.
Louise Solheim, 99, American executive (PING).
Seiji Yokoyama, 82, Japanese composer (Saint Seiya, Magical Taluluto, Space Pirate Captain Harlock), pneumonia.
Pierrette Bloch, 89, French-born Swiss artist.
Pedro Juan Figueroa, 66, Puerto Rican actor (Dios los cria) and radio host, cancer.
Claude Hall, American journalist and writer (Billboard).
George Hansen, 83, Canadian football player (Calgary Stampeders).
Shlomo Helbrans, 55, Israeli rabbi and sect leader (Lev Tahor), drowning.
Diego E. Hernández, 83, American military officer, Parkinson's disease.
Johnson Kendrick, 25, Brazilian footballer (Al-Gharafa), shot.
Georgy Koshlakov, 81, Russian-born Tajik politician and scientist.
Pam McConnell, 71, Canadian politician, member of the Toronto City Council (since 1998).
Egil Monn-Iversen, 89, Norwegian composer and pianist.
James B. Nutter Sr., 89, American mortgage lender (James B. Nutter & Company), philanthropist (Children's Mercy Hospital) and power broker (Missouri).
Frank Ryan, 84, New Zealand politician, Mayor of Mount Albert (1968-1989).
Kenneth Silverman, 81, American biographer, Pulitzer Prize winner (1985), lung cancer.
Alan Sisitsky, 75, American lawyer and politician.