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Saturday, April 22, 2006

RIP: Alida Valli

One of Italy's finest actresses, Alida Valli, has died. She was 84, and she will be best remembered for her roles in Visconti's Senso, Mario Soldati's Piccolo Mondo Antico and Dario Argento's Suspiria. Alida's real name was Alida Maria Altenburger and she was born in Pola, Italy, and as well as finding success in Italy, she was noted for her roles in Carol Reeds The Third Man and Hitchcocks The Paradine Case. Later in her career she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement "David di Donatello" (Italian Oscar) and the "Golden Lion" at the Venice Film Festival for her contribution to Italian Cinema.

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