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Argentina Brunetti Poster

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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 31 August 1907Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of Death 20 December 2005Rome, Lazio, Italy  (natural causes)
Birth NameArgentina Ferrau
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on August 31, 1907, Argentina Brunetti began her show business career at the age of three with a walk-on role in the opera "Cavelaria Rusticana", and followed her famous mother Mimi Aguglia's footsteps in the theater, performing supporting roles on stages throughout Europe and South America. In 1937 she was placed under contract to MGM Pictures and began dubbing the voices of Jeanette MacDonald and Norma Shearer into Italian. Next she became a narrator for the Voice of America, interviewing American movie stars for broadcast in Italy. At the same time she began her movie career, debuting in the classic It's a Wonderful Life (1946), as "Mrs. Martini". Throughout her career she also wrote and performed in daily radio shows, became a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association--writing numerous articles on Hollywood personalities--authored books, wrote music and acted in over 57 television programs and 68 movies in which she mainly played multi- ethnic roles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: mariopb@tin.it (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)

Spouse (1)

Miro Brunetti (? - 1 July 1966) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (7)

At almost 98 years old, she hosted a weekly weblog on the Internet called Argentina Brunetti's Hollywood Stories, in which she wrote about Hollywood of yesterday, today and tomorrow with photos of her with the important stars of the entertainment industry. (www.argentinabrunetti.com). Just before her death she was also writing a novel about her grandmother (Mimi Aguglia) and her life in the international entertainment business.
Daughter of Mimi Aguglia.
When she came to Hollywood she was hired by MGM to dub the voices of Jeanette MacDonald and Norma Shearer into Italian.
Husband Miro Brunetti was a foreign correspondent in Hollywood, and she co-founded the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Made stage debut at the age of 3, walking-on in a production of "Cavalleria Rusticana".
Son, Mario, carries on Argentina's web-site, which she continued to host up to the year she died, at age 98.
Buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 W. Slauson Ave., Culver City, CA. Over 100 film stars are buried there, such as Rita Hayworth, Bing Crosby, Ray Bolger, John Candy and Bela Lugosi.

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