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Overview (2)

Born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Died in Monte Carlo, Monaco

Mini Bio (1)

Franco Cristaldi was born on October 3, 1924 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy. He was a producer and writer, known for The Name of the Rose (1986), Cinema Paradiso (1988) and Seduced and Abandoned (1964). He was married to Zeudi Araya Cristaldi, Claudia Cardinale and Carla Simonetti. He died on July 1, 1992 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Spouse (3)

Zeudi Araya Cristaldi (26 March 1983 - 1 July 1992) ( his death)
Claudia Cardinale (1966 - 1975) ( divorced)
Carla Simonetti (? - ?) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (6)

Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1984
Was the mentor of his wife: Claudia Cardinale.
Father of Massimo Cristaldi.
Adopted father of Patrizio Cristaldi (son of wife, Claudia Cardinale).
Noted Italian neo-realist producer. In 1966 became president of the National Association of Film Producers and in 1977 of the International Federation of the Film Producers Association.
Abandoned work as a lawyer in favour of film production.

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