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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 Don Juan's Night of Love (1952). 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

Known For


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 1987 Gli occhiali d'oro (novel)
 1960 It Happened in '43 (novel "Eine Nacht des Jahres 43")
 1954 Woman of Rome (screenplay)
 1954 Senso (collaboration)
 1954 The Anatomy of Love (segment "Casa d'altri")
 1954 Questa è la vita (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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 1952 Three Girls from Rome
Narrator - 'professore'
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 1963 Ro.Go.Pa.G. (voice dubbing: Orson Welles - uncredited)
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 2008 La rabbia di Pasolini (Documentary)
Poet Narrator (voice)
 1973 Io e... (TV Series documentary)
 1963 La rabbia (Documentary)
Poetry Narrator - Part one (voice)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Collection of essays: "Di là dal cuore". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Did You Know?


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 Gli occhiali d'oro (1987) and the Academy Award winning The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970) were based on them. See more »

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