Sunday, February 2, 2014

Remembering Vivi Gioi

Vivi Gioi was born Vivienne Trumpy on February 2, 1914 in Livorno, Tuscany, Italy. After her film debut in 1936’s “Ma non è una cosa seria” in which he was credited under the name of Vivien Diesca, an anagram tribute to Vittorio De Sica whom she was in love with she appeared in “Rose scarlatte” (1940), “L'amante segreta” (1941) andBengasi” directed by Augusto Genina (1942).
After World War II she turned to the stage and became Vivi Gioi an actress of the theater. First in the company of De Sica, then, in 1949, then in her own company which she founded together with Carlo Ninchi and Harold Tieri. She appeared in such plays as “Behind Closed Doors” (1945), “The Marriage of Figaro” (1946). “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1949). “Gli straccioni di Annibal Caro” in 1950.
She appeared in only a handful of films from 1950-to her last film “Il baco da seta” in 1974. One of these films was her only Euro-western: “Kill the Wicked” in 1967 playing the role of Molly Verner.
Gioi died on July 12, 1975 in Fregene, Rome, Italy.
Today we remember Vivi Gioi on what would have been her 100th birthday.

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