Suso Cecchi d'Amico

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Suso Cecchi D'Amico

Suso Cecchi D'Amico (21 July 1914, Rome – 31 July 2010, Rome) was an Italian screenwriter and actress. She won the 1980 David di Donatello Award for lifetime career,[1] she worked with virtually all of the most celebrated post-war Italian film directors, and wrote or co-wrote many award winning films—among them:[2][3]

Cecchi D'Amico wrote the libretto for Nino Rota's opera I due timidi and collaborated on the script of William Wyler's Roman Holiday,[4] she was a member of the jury at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival. She was awarded the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the 1994 Venice film festival.[4]

Life[edit]

Suso Cecchi D'Amico was born as Giovanna Cecchi and was the daughter of writer Emilio Cecchi. In 1938, she married the musicologist Fedele D'Amico (nickname: Lele), son of theatre critic Silvio D'Amico, they had three children who have themselves made significant contributions to Italian culture: Masolino, Silvia, and Catherine.[4] Suso Cecchi D'Amico died in Rome at the age of 96,[2] she worked as a translator of literary works but was asked to read a screenplay, in order to give feedback. Later, she was asked to write one herself and her career as a screenwriter was launched.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Screenwriter[edit]

As actress[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David di Donatello Awards for 1980
  2. ^ a b ABC News: Veteran Italian screenwriter Cecchi D'Amico known for neo-realist films dies at 96 July 31, 2010
  3. ^ Screenwriter Suso Cecchi D'Amico Dies Jul 31, 2010
  4. ^ a b c Lane, John Francis (1 August 2010). "Suso Cecchi D'Amico obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
  5. ^ Mikael Colville-Andersen. "The Storytellers - Interview with Suso Cecchi D'Amico". Archived from the original on 2015-03-17. Retrieved 2015-01-04. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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