Rossano Brazzi Overview:

Legendary actor, Rossano Brazzi, was born on Sep 18, 1916 in Bologna, Italy. Brazzi died at the age of 78 on Dec 24, 1994 in Rome, Italy .


A former lawyer who, after 15 years in the Italian cinema, became one of Hollywood's Latin lovers. The light-haired, courteous, romantic Italian he projected with such relaxed ease was perhaps an extension of his own long and happy marriage. Unable or unwilling, however, to change the image, his international appeal decreased after a few years, and he became involved in a succession of increasingly unlikely ventures. Once claimed to have made 200 films. Died (on Christmas Eve) from a virus affecting the nervous system.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).



Brazzi was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Rossano Brazzi Quotes:

Emile de Becque: When all you care about is here, this is a good place to be.

Paul Bonnard: [to Dita] I made you virtuous... I'll buy your virtue.

Paul Bonnard: Walking alone in the desert is wonderful. It's like walking on the face of a clock that's stopped.

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Ths son of Adelmo, a shoemaker who later owned a leather factory, and Maria Ghedini Brazzi. His baptismal name stems from the fact that his father, when Rossano was conceived, was in military service and stationed in Rossano Veneto. Rossano as well as his siblings, Oscar and Franca, often worked for their father.

Attended San Marco University in Florence, Italy, a city in which he lived since the age of four.

Was a Freemason.

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