Sophia Loren: Her Own Story

Sophia Loren: Her Own Story is a 1980 American made-for-television biographical film directed by Mel Stuart and starring Sophia Loren as herself. The film was written by Joanna Crawford based on the 1979 biographical book Sophia, Living and Loving: Her Own Story by A.E. Hotchner and originally aired on NBC on October 26, 1980.

Sophia Loren: Her Own Story
GenreBiography
Drama
Based onSophia, Living and Loving: Her Own Story
by A.E. Hotchner
Written byJoanna Crawford
Directed byMel Stuart
StarringSophia Loren
Armand Assante
John Gavin
Rip Torn
Theresa Saldana
Music byFred Karlin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)Roger Gimbel
Herbert Hirschman
Producer(s)Peter Katz
Alex Ponti
CinematographyAlberto Spagnoli
Editor(s)Art Stafford
Running time150 minutes
Production company(s)EMI Television
Roger Gimbel Productions
DistributorNBC
Release
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original releaseOctober 26, 1980 (1980-10-26)

Plot

A dramatization of the life of Italian actress Sophia Loren from her childhood in Naples to her international stardom. Loren plays herself during adulthood and her mother Romilda Villani.

Cast

Production

"I thought it was an extremely dangerous thing to do," said Gavin of playing Cary Grant. "I wouldn't have touched the role if I thought it wasn't done in good taste... I realise I'm laying myself wide open to criticism. All I can say is I'll do the best I can."[2]

References

  1. SOPHIA ON A 1950 SET--SEND IN THE CLONE Mills, Nancy. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 05 Oct 1980: r5.
  2. GAVIN AS GRANT: A TEST OF TASTE Mann, Roderick. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 01 July 1980: g1.
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