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Sophia Loren celebrates 80th birthday

Sophia Loren celebrates 80th birthday

ROME, Sept. 22 (UPI) --Italian movie star Sophia Loren is celebrating her 80th birthday on Monday.
Veronica Linares

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007.
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Producer Carlo Ponti dead at 94

GENEVA, Switzerland, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Carlo Ponti, an Italian film producer and husband of actress Sophia Loren, died after several days of hospitalization in Geneva, Switzerland at 94.

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UPI almanac for Monday, Dec. 11, 2006.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2005 with 20 to follow.
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Birthplace honors Sophia Loren

POZZUOLI, Italy, June 23 (UPI) -- Sophia Loren, who grew up poor in a small village in southern Italy, returned to her hometown to become an honorary citizen.

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Today is Saturday, Dec. 11, the 346th day of 2004 with 20 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2003 with 20 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2002 with 20 to follow.
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Tennessee Williams' Roman Nights

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A new Off Broadway play brings to life Tennessee Williams' treasured "Roman Nights," not with fictional heroine of his novella, "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone,
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

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Today is Tuesday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2001 with 20 to follow.
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Carlo Ponti
Actress Sophia Loren (right) Carlo Ponti arrive at a White House state dinner April 2 hosted by President Bill Clinton for Italian president Oscar Luigi Scalfaro.
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Carlo Ponti (11 December 1912 – 10 January 2007) was an Italian film producer with over 140 production credits, and the husband of Italian actress Sophia Loren.

Ponti was born in Magenta, Italy and studied law at the University of Milan. He joined his father's law firm in Milan and became involved in the film business through negotiating contracts . Ponti attempted to establish a film industry in Milan in 1940 and produced Mario Soldati's Piccolo Mondo Antico there, starring Alida Valli, in her first notable role. The film dealt with the Italian struggle against the Austrians for the inclusion of northeastern Italy into the Kingdom of Italy during the Risorgimento. The film was successful, because it was easy to see "the Austrians as Germans" during World War II.. As a result, he was briefly jailed for undermining relations with Nazi Germany.

Ponti accepted an offer from Lux Film company in Rome in 1941, where he produced a series of commercially successful films featuring the comedian Totò . In 1954 he had his greatest artistic success with the production of Federico Fellini's La strada. However, Fellini denied Ponti's role in its success and said that "La Strada was made in spite of Ponti and De Laurentiis". He produced Visconti's Boccaccio '70 in 1962, Marriage Italian Style in 1964, and Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow in 1965. He produced his most popular and financially successful film, David Lean's Doctor Zhivago in 1965. He subsequently produced three notable films with Michelangelo Antonioni, Blowup in 1966, Zabriskie Point in 1970 and The Passenger in 1974.

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