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Anita Ekberg, Star of 'La Dolce Vita', Passes Away at Age 83

11 January 2015 1:23 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I've made no secret about loving Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita as noted in my essay on the film last year and today, which makes today's news of the passing of Anika Ekberg that much more sorrowful. As evidenced on the DVD edition of La Dolce Vita from Koch Lorber, Ekberg had a bit of a quick wit about her, though in the last few years she fell on hard financial times, several years removed from the memory we have of her, wading in Rome's Trevi Fountain with Marcello Mastroianni. Ekberg landed a contract with Universal back in the early '50s after appearing at the 1951 Miss Universe contest, after which she would land roles in films such as King Vidor's War and Peace as well as three other Fellini features -- I clowns, Intervista and Boccaccio '70. Ekberg's passing comes as the result of a complications with a long illness, »

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Anita Ekberg, Star Of "La Dolce Vita", Dead At Age 83

11 January 2015 10:48 AM, PST | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

The cruel loss of legendary cinematic figures continues into the new year with the death of Anita Ekberg in Italy at age 83. The precise cause of death is not known at this time but she had suffered from a long illness. Ekberg was Swedish by birth but was often mistaken as a native of Italy because of her close association with Fellini and his films. She was named Miss Sweden as a teenager and competed in the Miss Universe contest before her statuesque figure ensured a career in show business during an era when full-bosomed sex sirens were all the rage. Hollywood studios were particularly on the lookout for the next exotic European beauty and Ekberg filled the bill perfectly. She slogged through bit parts uncredited in major studio productions before landing a prominent role opposite John Wayne and Lauren Bacall in the 1955 hit "Blood Alley" (in »

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