Wednesday, June 8, 2016

RIP Marina Malfatti

Italian stage, screen and TV actress Marina Malfatti died at the Hospital Sant'Andrea in Rome June 8th. She was 83. Born in Florence on April 25, 1933, at 17 she enrolled in Paris at Cours d'Art Dramatique, school of acting founded by René Simon.  Two years later, on her return to Italy, she obtained a scholarship for the experimental center of cinematography and debuted in the cinema at first in small roles. She was then discovered by director Arnold Foa for the stage which hence began a rewarding career in dramatic roles. Marina was the widow of Italy's U.N. Ambassador Umberto La Rocca [1920-2011] whom she married in 1980. Marina appeared in two Euro-westerns: Savage Guns (1971), The Return of Clint the Stranger (1972).

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