Roberto Rossellini

Biography

Date of Birth 8 May 1906, Rome, Italy Date of Death 3 June 1977, Rome, Italy (heart attack) Height 5' 10" (1.78 m) Spouse Sonali Senroy DasGupta (1957 - 1977) (his death) 1 child Ingrid Bergman (24 May 1950 - 7 November 1957) (divorced) 3 children Marcella De Marchis (1936 - 1950) (divorced) 2 children Assia Noris (1934 - 1936) (annulled) Trivia Born at 12:50pm-CET. Father of Isabella Rossellini. Brother of Renzo Rossellini. Father of Renzo Rossellini. Uncle of Franco Rossellini. Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 959-971. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987. President of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1977. He and Ingrid Bergman made 6 movies together: Europa '51 (1952), Giovanna d'Arco al rogo (1954), La paura (1954), Siamo donne (1953), Stromboli (1950) and Viaggio in Italia (1954) Is portrayed by Massimo Ghini in Celluloide (1995). His children are: Renzo (b. August 24, 1941) and Marco (b. July 3, 1937 d. August 14, 1946 of peritonitis) with Marcella de Marchis; Renato Roberto Giusto Giuseppe "Robertino" "Robin" (b. February 2, 1950), Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna (b. June 18, 1952), and Isotta Ingrid Frieda Giuliana (b. June 18, 1952) with Ingrid Bergman; Gil (b. October 23, 1956 d. October 3, 2008 from a bacterial infection) and Raffaella (b. 1958) with Sonali Das Gupta. His son Gil was originally named Arjun Das Gupta. His name was changed to Gil Rossellini after his father adopted him. Invented a remote control zoom allowing himself to direct while moving in and out within frame. Hardly ever worked with a fixed script. Was good friends with Fellini, DeSica, and Visconti. Personal Quotes I do not want to make beautiful films, I want to make useful films. I try to capture reality, nothing else.

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Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words

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The War of the Volcanoes

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The Rossellinis

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Amazing Monsieur Fabre

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Il Generale Della Rovere

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The Rossellinis

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Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words

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The War of the Volcanoes

Self (archive footage)

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Himself (archive footage)

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Il Generale Della Rovere

Man in Gestapo office (uncredited)

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Amazing Monsieur Fabre

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