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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 18, 2013.
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Judge: Paramount has rights to 'La Dolce Vita'

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. judge in Los Angeles ruled Paramount owns the rights to Italian director Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita," not International Media Films.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
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FX wizard Rambaldi dead at 86

FX wizard Rambaldi dead at 86

ROME, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning special-effects wizard Carlo Rambaldi, who worked on film classics "E.T." and "Alien," has died in his native Italy, officials said.
Nina Arianda to play Fellini's wife in film

Nina Arianda to play Fellini's wife in film

NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) -- Nina Arianda is to play Italian movie star Giulietta Masina, director Federico Fellini's wife, in the film "Fellini Black and White," producers said Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
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Artist LeRoy Neiman dead at 91

Artist LeRoy Neiman dead at 91

NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- Artist LeRoy Neiman, known for documenting sports events and public life through his sketches and paintings, has died in New York, his family said. He was 91.

Screenwriter Tonino Guerra dead at 92

ROME, March 22 (UPI) -- Italian screenwriter and television commercial star Tonino Guerra has died in his Apennine home, his family said. He was 92.

Google celebrates Fellini's birthday

ROME, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Google observed the 92nd birthday of Federico Fellini with a black-and-white Web doodle Friday, created to look like the late Italian filmmaker behind a camera.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 20, 2012.
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Ekberg asks Fellini Foundation for financial support

Ekberg asks Fellini Foundation for financial support

ROME, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Swedish actress Anita Ekberg, who is 80 and living in an Italian nursing home, is asking the Fellini Foundation for economic support, her accountant said.
Loren proud to be only Italian in 'Nine'

Loren proud to be only Italian in 'Nine'

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Sophia Loren says she is proud to be the only Italian in the star-studded movie musical "Nine."
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Dubai Film Fest 6 begins with 'Nine'

Dubai Film Fest 6 begins with 'Nine'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- "Nine," the film version of the Broadway musical homage to Federico Fellini's "8 1/2," is set to open the Dubai International Film Festival 6 Wednesday.
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Federico Fellini, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (January 20, 1920 – October 31, 1993) was an Italian film director. Known for a distinct style that blends fantasy and baroque images, he is considered one of the most influential and widely revered filmmakers of the 20th century.

Fellini was born on January 20, 1920 to middle-class parents in Rimini, then a small town on the Adriatic Sea. His father, Urbano Fellini (1894-1956), born to a family of Romagnol peasants and small landholders from Gambettola, moved to Rome in 1915 as a baker apprenticed to the Pantanella pasta factory. His mother, Ida Barbiani (1896-1984), came from a bourgeois Catholic family of Roman merchants. Despite her family’s vehement disapproval, she eloped with Urbano in 1917 to live at his parent’s home in Gambettola. A civil marriage followed in 1918 with the religious ceremony held at Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome a year later. The couple settled in Rimini where Urbano became a traveling salesman and wholesale vendor. Fellini had two siblings: Riccardo (1921-1991), a documentary director for RAI Television, and Maria Maddalena (m. Fabbri; 1929-2002).

In 1924, Fellini started primary school with the Sisters of Vincenzo in Rimini, attending the Carlo Tonni public school two years later. An attentive student, he spent his leisure time drawing, staging puppet shows, and reading Il corriere dei piccoli, the popular children’s magazine that reproduced traditional American cartoons by Windsor McCay, George McManus, and Frederick Burr Opper. McCay’s Little Nemo had a direct influence on City of Women while Opper’s Happy Hooligan was the visual inspiration for Gelsomina in La Strada. In 1926, he discovered the world of Grand Guignol, the circus with Pierino the Clown, and the movies. Guido Brignone’s Maciste all’Inferno (1926), the first film he saw, would mark him in ways linked to Dante and the cinema throughout his entire career.

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