Monday, March 31, 2014

Remembering Tina Pica

Concetta Annuziata ‘Tina’ Pica was born on March 31, 1884 in Naples, Compania, Italy. Tina was an Italian supporting actress who played character roles on stage. Her debut in films was with “Il cappello a tre punte” (1934) when she was 50 years old. At 69 years of age, she becomes a celebrity with her role as ‘Caramella’ in a series of successful films “Pane, amore e fantasia” (1953), “Pane, amore e gelosia” (1954), “Pane, amore e...” (1955), “Pane, amore e Andalusia” (1958) and,” Pane, amore e così sia” (that was never completed).
Tina appeared in only one Euro-western “The Sheriff” (1959) where she starred in the role of Sheriff Carmela Esposito.
She was the author of several plays, sometimes written in tandem with her second husband Vincenzo Scarano.
Pica died of Alzheimer’s disease on July 26, 1968 at the home of her nephew in her hometown of Naples, Italy.
Today we remember Tina Pica on what would have been her 130th birthday.

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