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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011.
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Foster named president of Cesar Awards

Foster named president of Cesar Awards

PARIS, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Jodie Foster is to serve as president of the Cesar Awards for film, the French equivalent of Hollywood's Oscars, organizers said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008.
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Rome film festival under way

ROME, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- International stars flocked to Italy for the second Rome Cinema Festival, which kicked off Thursday and will showcase 167 films from 40 countries.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 28, 2007.
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Italy remembers Marcello Mastroianni

ROME, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Italy is getting ready to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of beloved leading man Marcello Mastroianni. Mastroianni died in December 1996 of cancer at age 72 in Paris.

Italy to salute late actor Mastroianni

ROME, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Marcello Mastroianni, one of Italy's most beloved actors, died 10 years ago on Dec. 19 and the entire country is gearing up for a tribute to his work.

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 28, the 271st day of 2006 with 94 to follow.
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Rome exhibit to feature stars' portraits

ROME, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A Rome exhibit entitled Faces of Cinema is scheduled to display 36 photo portraits of actors and directors from the 1940s through the 1960s.

Sophia Loren to appear nude in calendar

ROME, July 4 (UPI) -- Italian actress Sophia Loren will appear in her first ever nude shot in the next Pirelli calendar.

Italy's father of the stage musical dies

ROME, May 9 (UPI) -- The man known as the father of Italy's musical theater, Pietro Garinei, died in Rome Tuesday at at age 87.

Sophia Loren's memorabilia displayed

ROME, April 18 (UPI) -- Screen legend Sophia Loren said sifting through her belongings for a display at Rome's central Vittoriano complex was "a hell of a job."

Sci-fi author Robert Sheckley dead at 77

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Prolific science fiction author Robert Sheckley has died in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., at age 77.
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Actress Chiara Mastroianni, daughter of French star Catherine Deneuve and Italian star Marcello Mastroianni, attends the photocall for "Persepolis" on the Terrasse Riviera at the 60th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 23, 2007. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)
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Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni Knight Grand Cross (28 September 1924 – 19 December 1996) was an Italian film actor. His honours have included British Film Academy Awards, Best Actor awards at the Cannes Film Festival and two Golden Globe Awards.

Mastroianni was born in Fontana Liri, a small village in the Apennines, and grew up in Turin and Rome. Mastroianni was the son of Ida (née Irolle) and Ottone Mastroianni, who ran a carpentry shop. His mother, Ida Idelson who was of Jewish descent, was born in 1898 in Minsk, Belarus, and moved with her parents 1906 to Germany and later to Italy. He was the nephew of the Italian sculptor Umberto Mastroianni (1910–1998). During World War II, after the division into Axis and Allied Italy, he was interned in a loosely guarded German prison camp, from which he escaped to hide in Venice. Mastroianni was married to Italian actress Flora Carabella (1926–1999) from 1948 until his death. They had one child together, Barbara. His brother Ruggero Mastroianni (1929–1996) was a highly regarded film editor who not only edited a number of his brother's films, but appeared alongside Marcello in Scipione detto anche l'Africano, a spoof of the once popular peplum/sword and sandal film genre released in 1971.

Mastroianni had a daughter, Chiara Mastroianni, with the actress Catherine Deneuve, his longtime lover during the seventies. Both his daughters and Deneuve were at his bedside when he died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 72, as was his partner at the time, author and filmmaker Anna Maria Tatò. The Trevi Fountain in Rome, associated with his role in Fellini's La dolce vita, was symbolically turned off and draped in black as a tribute.

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