Bonansea in 1935
|Born||October 31, 1926|
|Died||February 10, 2019 92) (aged|
|Other names||Miranda Garavaglia|
|Occupation||Actress, voice actress|
(m. 1952; div. 1962)
Born in Mondovì, Bonansea's father, Piero Bonansea was a photographer for the House of Savoy. At a young age, Bonansea moved to Rome with her family where she would become a child actress as well as a voice dubber. In 1934, she made her debut appearance in the film The Blind Woman of Sorrento. She was also the official Italian voice of Shirley Temple. In the 1937 film Hands Off Me! starring Totò, Bonansea made her character very similar to Temple's likeness.
Other than Shirley Temple, Bonansea has dubbed other actresses such as Judy Garland, Anne Francis, Linda Hunt, June Allyson, Jean Simmons, Jane Powell, Betty White and Marilyn Monroe. She also done some acting work on stage and the radio but she focused entirely on dubbing as an adult. In 2009, Bonansea retired from voice acting effectively ending her 77 year long career.
Bonansea was married to singer Claudio Villa from 1952 to 1962. Together, they had one son, Mauro.
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