#232 Gina Lollobrigida / Neil Simon – 04 July 1927

Gina Lollobrigida

Gina Lollobrigida (born Luigina Lollobrigida; 4 July 1927) is an Italian actress and photojournalist. She was one of the most prominent actresses in Europe of the 1950s and early 1960s. Her appearance in Italian and French films brought her to the attention of Hollywood and she made her first American film, Beat The Devil, in 1953 with Humprey Bogart and Jennifer Jones. She made another notable appearance in Trapeze with Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis in 1956 and starred in Hunchback of Notre Dame with Anthony Quinn the same year. In 1959 she co-starred with Yul Brynner in Solomon And Sheba.

Neil Simon

Neil Simon (born Marvin Neil Simon; July 4, 1927) is an American playwright and screenwriter. His numerous Broadway successes have caused his work to be amongst the most regularly performed in the world. During 1966 Simon had four shows playing in Broadway theaters at the same time: Sweet CharityThe Star-Spangled GirlThe Odd Couple, and Barefoot In The Park. Simon also has written screenplays for more than twenty films. These include adaptations of his own plays and also original work, including The Out-of-TownersMurder By Death and Goodbye Girl. He has received four Academy Award nominations for his screenplays. He also won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Lost In Yonkers.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gina_Lollobrigida
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Simon

Also born on this day :
Patricia Kern is a British mezzo-soprano and voice teacher.
Reid Miles was an American graphic designer.
Henning Carlsen is a Danish film director, screenwriter, and producer.
Watts Humphrey was an American software engineer.
Jim McWithey was an American racecar driver.
Oscar “Ñembo” Restrepo is a Colombian retired football goalkeeper.
M Shanmugavel popularly known as MS, was a Tamil journalist.
Satoru Nishita was a landscape architect.

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