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Also Known As: Died: June 4, 1977
Born: May 8, 1906 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Italy Profession: screenwriter, director, editor, dubber, teacher

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Often identified with the constrictive "neorealist" label, Roberto Rossellini stands as one of the greatest directors in the history of Italian film: the man responsible for the postwar rebirth of Italian cinema and one of the few truly great humanists (along with Jean Renoir) to work in the medium.

Often identified with the constrictive "neorealist" label, Roberto Rossellini stands as one of the greatest directors in the history of Italian film: the man responsible for the postwar rebirth of Italian cinema and one of the few truly great humanists (along with Jean Renoir) to work in the medium.

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  Messiah, The (1975) Director
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  Year One (1974) Director
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  Cartesius (1973) Director
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  Augustine Of Hippo (1972) Director
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  Blaise Pascal (1972) Director
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  Socrates (1971) Director
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  The Rise of Louis XIV (1970) Director

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1934:
Began working in film industry as editor, dubber, screenwriter (date approximate)
1937:
Made amateur film, "Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune" (banned by Italian censors)
1938:
First screen credit as writer of "Luciano Serra, Pilota" (also directed some sequences)
1941:
First feature as director, "La Nave Bianca/The White Ship" (expanded from original documentary form)
1945:
Made breakthrough film, "Roma, Citta Aperta/Rome, Open City"
1949:
Made first film with Ingrid Bergman, "Stromboli"
1954:
Made last film with Ingrid Bergman, "La paura/Fear"
1977:
Directed last film, "The Messiah"
1985:
Posthumously appeared in Jonas Mekas' experimental compilation of sketches, "He Stands in a Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life"
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wife:
Marcella De Marquis. Marriage annulled; mother of Renzino and Romano.
companion:
Anna Magnani. Actor. Separated in 1949.
wife:
Ingrid Bergman. Actor. Married in 1950; marriage annulled in 1957.
wife:
Somali Das Gupta. Screenwriter. Divorced; one son together; Indian.
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brother:
Renzo Rossellini. Composer. Scored many of his brother's films; born in 1908; died in 1982.
son:
Renzino Rossellini. Mother, Marcella de Marquis.
son:
Romano Rossellini. Deceased; mother, Marcella de Marquis.
son:
Roberto Ingmar Rossellini. Businessman. Born on 1950; mother, Ingrid Bergman.
daughter:
Isabella Rossellini. Actor, model. Born on June 18, 1952; twin of Ingrid; mother, Ingrid Bergman.
daughter:
Ingrid Isotta Aborne. Professor. Born on June 18, 1952; twin sister of Isabella Rossellini; studied for doctorate in Italian literature at Columbia.
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"Roberto Roselliini"
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"Roberto Rossellini: The War Trilogy" Garland Publishing
"The Adventures of Roberto Rossellini" Da Capo Press
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