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Carlo Ponti (1912–2007)

Carlo Ponti was born on December 11, 1912 in Magenta, Lombardy, Italy as Carlo Fortunaro Pietro Ponti. He is known for his work on Doctor Zhivago (1965), La Strada (1954) and Blow-Up (1966). He was married to Sophia Loren and Giuliana Fiastri. He died on January 10, 2007 in Geneva, Switzerland. See full bio »


(age 94) in Geneva, Switzerland

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Doctor Zhivago
Doctor Zhivago Producer
La Strada
La Strada Producer
Blow-Up Producer
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 1998 Liv (Short) (producer)
 1990 Sabato, domenica e lunedì (executive producer)
 1989 Running Away (TV Movie) (producer)
 1984 Qualcosa di biondo (TV Movie) (producer - uncredited)
 1978 The Squeeze (executive producer)
 1978 Fantasma en el Oeste (producer)
 1977 A Special Day (producer)
 1977 La notte dell'alta marea (producer)
 1976 The Cassandra Crossing (producer)
 1976 Brutti, sporchi e cattivi (producer)
 1976 Il padrone e l'operaio (producer)
 1975 The Sensuous Nurse (producer)
 1975 The Flower in His Mouth (producer)
 1975 La baby sitter (producer)
 1975 Cipolla Colt (producer)
 1975 Professione: reporter (producer)
 1975 La pupa del gangster (producer)
 1974 Il bestione (producer)
 1974 La poliziotta (producer)
 1974 Brief Encounter (TV Movie) (producer)
 1974 Verdict (producer)
 1974 Arrivano Joe e Margherito (producer)
 1974 The Voyage (producer)
 1974 High School Girl (producer)
 1974 Virility (producer)
 1974 El kárate, el Colt y el impostor (executive producer) / (producer)
 1973 Flesh for Frankenstein (producer - uncredited)
 1973 Giordano Bruno (producer)
 1973 Massacre in Rome (producer)
 1973 Mr. Hercules Against Karate (producer)
 1973 Gawain and the Green Knight (producer - uncredited)
 1973 Dirty Weekend (producer)
 1973 Cari genitori (producer)
 1973 Torso (producer)
 1972 Che? (producer)
 1972 Il caso Pisciotta (producer)
 1972 Bianco, rosso e... (producer)
 1971 Lady Liberty (producer)
 1971 Un posto ideale per uccidere (producer)
 1970 La moglie del prete (producer)
 1970 I girasoli (producer)
 1970 Zabriskie Point (producer)
 1968 A Place for Lovers (producer)
 1968 Diamonds for Breakfast (producer)
 1968 The Man with the Balloons (producer)
 1967 Questi fantasmi (producer)
 1967 Smashing Time (producer)
 1967 The Firemen's Ball (producer - uncredited)
 1967 C'era una volta (producer)
 1967 La ragazza e il generale (producer)
 1967 The 25th Hour (producer)
 1966 Pan Tau (TV Movie) (co-producer)
 1966 Blow-Up (producer)
 1966 Closely Watched Trains (executive producer - uncredited)
 1965 A Look Back at Crossbow (Documentary short) (producer)
 1965 Oggi, domani, dopodomani (producer)
 1965 Doctor Zhivago (producer)
 1965 Lady L (producer)
 1965 The 10th Victim (producer)
 1965 Casanova 70 (producer)
 1965 Operation Crossbow (producer)
 1964 Marriage Italian Style (producer)
 1964 Controsesso (producer)
 1964 The Ape Woman (producer)
 1963 Ieri oggi domani (producer)
 1963 The Empty Canvas (producer)
 1963 Contempt (producer)
 1963 Adultero lui, adultera lei (producer)
 1963 Les Carabiniers (producer - uncredited)
 1963 Bluebeard (producer)
 1962 Arturo's Island (producer)
 1962 Le Doulos (producer)
 1962 I sequestrati di Altona (producer)
 1962 Die Rote (co-producer)
 1962 The Third Lover (executive producer)
 1962 Cleo from 5 to 7 (producer)
 1962 Boccaccio '70 (producer)
 1961 Madame (producer - uncredited)
 1961 Léon Morin, Priest (producer)
 1961 A Woman Is a Woman (producer)
 1961 Lola (producer)
 1960 Two Women (producer)
 1960 Il corazziere (producer)
 1960 Lettere di una novizia (producer)
 1960 A Breath of Scandal (producer)
 1960 Heller in Pink Tights (producer)
 1959 That Kind of Woman (producer)
 1958 The Black Orchid (producer)
 1958 Nata di marzo (producer)
 1957 Marisa (producer)
 1957 Femmine tre volte (producer)
 1957 Guendalina (producer)
 1957 Ragazze d'oggi (producer)
 1956 Peccato di castità (producer)
 1956 War and Peace (executive producer - uncredited)
 1956 Il ferroviere (producer)
 1956 La risaia (producer)
 1955 L'ultimo amante (producer)
 1955 The Miller's Beautiful Wife (producer)
 1955 Totò all'inferno (producer)
 1955 Cuore di mamma (executive producer - uncredited)
 1955 Le diciottenni (producer)
 1954 Siluri umani (producer)
 1954 The River Girl (producer)
 1954 Attila (producer)
 1954 The Gold of Naples (producer)
 1954 An American in Rome (producer)
 1954 Woman of Rome (producer)
 1954 Ulysses (producer)
 1954 Mambo (producer)
 1954 Il medico dei pazzi (producer)
 1954 La Strada (producer)
 1954 Miseria e nobiltà (producer - uncredited)
 1954 Neapolitan Carousel (producer)
 1954 Dov'è la libertà...? (producer)
 1954 Un giorno in pretura (producer - uncredited)
 1953 Anni facili (producer)
 1953 She Wolf (co-producer)
 1953 Domenica a Capri (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1953 The Unfaithfuls (producer)
 1952 È arrivato l'accordatore (producer)
 1952 Gli 11 moschettieri (Documentary) (producer)
 1952 Fratelli d'Italia (producer)
 1952 I tre corsari (producer)
 1952 La tratta delle bianche (producer)
 1952 Europe '51 (associate producer)
 1952 Totò a colori (producer)
 1951 Guardie e ladri (producer)
 1951 Anna (producer)
 1951 Il padrone del vapore (producer)
 1951 Ultimo incontro (producer)
 1951 Totò terzo uomo (producer)
 1951 Accidenti alle tasse!! (producer)
 1950 È arrivato il cavaliere! (producer)
 1950 Outlaw Girl (producer)
 1950 Vita da cani (producer)
 1950 The Taming of Dorothy (producer)
 1950 The White Line (producer)
 1950 Miss Italia (producer)
 1949 L'imperatore di Capri (producer)
 1949 Romanticismo (producer)
 1949 The Mill on the Po (producer)
 1949 Campane a martello (producer)
 1948 Guaglio (producer)
 1948 Senza pietà (producer)
 1948 Fuga in Francia (producer)
 1948 Gioventù perduta (producer)
 1948 Tempesta su Parigi (producer)
 1948 Caccia all'uomo (producer)
 1948 Amanti senza amore (producer)
 1947 La primula bianca (producer)
 1947 To Live in Peace (producer)
 1946 Albergo Luna, camera 34 (producer)
 1946 Professor, My Son (producer)
 1946 Un americano in vacanza (producer)
 1945 Due lettere anonime (producer)
 1945 La freccia nel fianco (producer)
 1943 La primadonna (producer)
 1943 Giacomo l'idealista (producer)
 1941 Piccolo mondo antico (producer - uncredited)
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After he had divorced from Giuliana Fiastri in Mexico, he married Sophia Loren in 1957. As the divorce was not legalized in Italy, he was accused of bigamy and his marriage to Loren was annulled in 1962. Thus, the couple and Ponti's first wife acquired French citizenship, so that he and Loren could marry again in 1966. See more »

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