Rossano Brazzi Movies and Career Information

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Sep 18, 1916

Rossano Brazzi (18 September 1916 – 24 December 1994) was an Italian actor. Brazzi was born in Bologna and attended San Marco University, in Florence, Italy, a city in which he lived since age 4. He made his film debut in a 1939 Italian film. Brazzi had an extensive filmography, much of it in Italian and French films, but the film that propelled him to international fame was Three Coins in the Fountain (1954), a Hollywood blockbuster, followed by the leading male role in David Lean's romance Summertime (1955). Brazzi's other notable films include The Barefoot Contessa (1954), The Story of Esther Costello (1957), South Pacific (1958), Count Your Blessings, (1959),The Light in the Piazza (1962), and The Italian Job (1969). In 1940, Brazzi married baroness Lidia Bertolini (1921–1981), to whom he stayed married until her death. The couple had no children. In 1982, he married the German Ilse Fischer. There were no children from the marriage, however, he had a son born on 24 July, 1955 from his relationship with Llewella Humphreys, daughter of prominent Mafia figure Murray Humphreys. Brazzi died in Rome on Christmas Eve 1994 at the age of 78, from a neural virus.

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