Goodbye to Franco Freda, the make-up artist of the movie stars. Freda died at the San Jacopo Hospital in Pistoia Francesco "Franco" on January 8, 2019. He was 94. Born in Foligno, Tuscany, Italy on January 6, 1925, Freda spent a lifetime behind the film sets working with directors such as Antonioni, Scola and many others as well as working alongside Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni and all the most important actors and actresses in the cinema of Italy. Freda was a make-up artist on two Euro-westerns: “Navajo Joe” (1966) and “Vengeance is Mine” (1968).
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My husband, also a makeup artist, worked with Franco Freda on a film in Canada. I had the honour of meeting him. A lovely person and a fine gentleman. May he rest in peace.ReplyDelete