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Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909–2012)

Rita Levi-Montalcini was born on April 22, 1909 in Turin, Italy. She died on December 30, 2012 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. See full bio »


(age 103) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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 2019 The Forbidden Fashion (Documentary)
 1996 Arte da indossare (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Ah! Quels titres (TV Series)
- Episode dated 7 June 1995 (1995) ... Self
 1993 Maurizio Costanzo Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 28 December 1993 (1993) ... Self
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 2007 Quelli che... il calcio (TV Series)
- Episode #15.16 (2007) ... Self

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Levi, Adamo | Montalcini, Adele


Montalcini, Paola Levi- (sibling) | See more »

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In the years during and after World War II, Rita worked on chicken embryos, amputating their limbs to discover how this would affect the growing organism's nervous system. Her discoveries led to the description of naturally occurring cell death and of neurotrophic factors in the nervous system. Rita was invited in 1946 to continue her studies at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. See more »

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