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Giorgio Bassani (1916–2000)

Giorgio Bassani was born on March 4, 1916 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He was a writer and actor, known for The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970), Senso (1954) and The Gold Rimmed Glasses (1987). He was married to Valeria Sinigallia. He died on April 13, 2000 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. See full bio »


(age 84) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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 2013 Love Stories (short story)
 1987 The Gold Rimmed Glasses (novel)
 1960 It Happened in '43 (novella: "Una notte del '43")
 1954 Woman of Rome (screenplay)
 1954 Senso (collaboration)
 1954 The Anatomy of Love (segment "Casa d'altri")
 1954 Of Life and Love (segment "Il ventaglio")
 1953 It Happened in the Park (story & script)
 1953 I vinti (writer)
 1953 The Wayward Wife (screenplay)
 1952 Don Juan's Night of Love (screenplay) / (story)
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Novel: "L'airone". See more »

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The city of Ferrara with its Christian-Jewish life became the main subject of his novels like "Gli occhiali d'oro" (1958) and "Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini" (1962). The motion pictures The Gold Rimmed Glasses (1987) and the Academy Award winning The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970) were based on them. See more »

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