Thursday, January 9, 2014

RIP Lorella De Luca

Dead tonight Lorella De Luca, the actress who conquered the audience in interpreting Marisa Poor but beautiful. She was born in Florence on September 17, 1940.
She started her career in 1955 with Federico Fellini 's “Il bidone”. Then the followed with another film in the saga directed by Dino Risi which led to her success by that character.  With extraordinary grace and simplicity she emerged as one of the most popular young actresses of Italian comedy. In 1957 she appeared in “Padri e figli” by Mario Monicelli. In three years she turned out 23 films, from “Domenica è sempre domenica” directed by Camillo Mastrocinque to “Primo amore” by Mario Camerini, “L'ultima violenza” by Raffaello Matarazzo. The with Dino Risi, “Poveri ma belli”, and “Belle ma povere” (1957) and the “Poveri milionari” (1959 ), chapters of an Italy fresco painted with realistic light, a country overwhelmed by the difficulties of post-war and raised by the good intentions of revenge. In 1958 she had a television movie ‘Musichiere” by Mario Riva, one of the most popular transmissions of the Rai era.
In the early '60s she began working less. In 1965 he met the director Duccio Tessari, who later married her. And in the second half of that decade she appeared under the pseudonym of Hally Hammond in some films directed by her husband, starting with “A Pistol for Ringo” and “The Return of Ringo” .
After an absence of 25 years, in 1983 she returned to the big screen in the work “Vito Zagarrio, Bonus Malus” with Claudio Bisio, Pieraccioni Leonardo, Massimo Ceccherini. It was her last film, partly because of a serious illness that had afflicted her since 1994. In September of that year her husband died.
DeLuca, Lorella
Born: 9/17/1940, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Died: 1/9/2013, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Lorella DeLuca’s westerns – actress:
A Pistol for Ringo – 1966 (Ruby Brown) [as Hally Hammond
The Return of Ringo – 1966 (Helen Brown/Hally Fitzgerald) [as Hally Hammond]

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