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Pietro Germi Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in Genoa, Liguria, Italy
Died in Rome, Lazio, Italy  (hepatitis)
Nicknames The Latin Loner
L'uomo col sigaro
Height 5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Pietro Germi was born on September 14, 1914 in Genoa, Liguria, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Man of Iron (1956), Divorce Italian Style (1961) and The Birds, the Bees and the Italians (1966). He was married to Olga D'Aiello and Anna Bancio. He died on December 5, 1974 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Spouse (2)

Olga D'Aiello (25 March 1966 - ?) ( separated) ( 3 children)
Anna Bancio (1941 - ?) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (3)

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 398-401. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
Leading Italian neo-realist actor/director. Graduate of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. Initially concerned with socio/political issues in post-war Italy, he also made a series of satirical films about the Mafia and Sicilian social customs. He lampooned Italian divorce laws in his most famous film, 'Divorce, Italian Style'.
One of seven Italians to have been nominated for the Best Director Oscar. The others are Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Gillo Pontecorvo, Bernardo Bertolucci, Lina Wertmüller and Roberto Benigni.

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