Saturday, August 16, 2014

Remembering Maria Mizar

Maria Mizar Ferrara was born on August 16, 1899 in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. After a long apprenticeship in the theater that gave her a wealth of training, she began appearing in a few films in the late 1960s; one of the first works in which she took part was “Don Giovanni in Sicilia” (1967), directed by Alberto Lattuada .
Maria appeared in three Euro-westerns: “The Great Silence” (1967), “A Taste of Vengeance” (1968) and “Three Silver Dollars” (1968).
Later she played numerous supporting roles in such films as “Il medico della mutual” (1968), by Luigi Zampa, “Gli intoccabili” (1968), by Giuliano Montaldo and “Un sacco bello” (1980), by Carlo Verdone. This is also the last appearance currently known of her on the big screen by Mizar.
Mizar died on September 14, 1997 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
Today we remember Maria Mizar on what would have been her 115th birthday.

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