Monday, January 15, 2024

RIP Dana Ghia


RIP Dana Ghia Italian actress Dana Ghia died in Mori, Trentino, Italy on January15, 2024. She was 91. Born Felicita Ghia 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 the great singers of Milan. Her 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. She appeared in eight Spaghetti Westerns: “Deguello” 1965 as Jenny Slater; “$4.00 of Revenge” 1966 as Mercedes; “The Dirty Outlaws (1967) as Lucy, “Django, the Last Killer” (1967) as Lola; "Today We Kill… Tomorrow We Die!" (1968) (Mirana Kiowa) [as Diana Madigan]; “The Wrath of God” (1968) as Lena/Jane Harris; “You're Jinxed, Friend You've Met Sacramento” (1970) as Rosy/Rosie; “Trinity Is STILL My Name!” (1971) as Perla’s/Pearl’s mother and “California” (1977) as Mrs. Preston.

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