Carlo Ponti

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Producer(1912–2007)
Carlo Ponti produced more than 150 films, including La strada, War and Peace and Doctor Zhivago. He discovered and was married to actress Sophia Loren.

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Carlo Ponti was born on December 11, 1912, in Magenta, Italy. He graduated with a law degree in 1934, but joined the film industry in the late ‘30s. He produced more than 150 films, including La strada, which won a Academy Award in 1954, and Doctor Zhivago. He married Sophia Loren in 1957 in Mexico. It was declared illegal in Italy due to a previous marriage so he remarried Loren in 1966.

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