Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy 80th Birthday Dana Ghia

Felicita Ghia was born on July 13, 1932 in Milan, Italy. As a singer she was discovered by Luciano Taioli participating in the radio program "Tajoli presents". In 1957 she toured with some of great singers of Milan. He career was mainly developed in the early years in show business, largely under the guidance of composer Carlo Savina, director of the orchestra of RAI where she recorded a few singles on Radio Vis and participated in the festival of Naples 1959.

As an actress in film and television she was sometimes credited with several pseudonyms (Ghia Arlen, Arlen Ghia, Ghia Felicita, Diana Madigan). She was often used as a character in B-movie genres such as musicals among others, “Vacanze sulla Costa Smeralda”, with Lucio Flauto and Little Tony, Spaghetti Westerns, including “Trinity is STILL My Name” with Terence Hill and “The Dirty Outlaws” with Chip Corman (Andrea Giordana.

Ghia also participated in the genre of horror and detective films and in the Italian comedy and the so-called Italian erotic comedy that focused on her good looks. She also was part of the cast includes art films such as “La moglie del prete, ancora” directed by Dino Risi, 1970, and “Burn!”, with Marlon Brando and directed by Gillo Pontecorvo.

There are unconfirmed reports that Dana Ghia died in 1993. One way or the other today we celebrate Dana Ghia’s 80th birthday.

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