Suso Cecchi d'Amico

Suso Cecchi D'Amico (21 July 1914 – 31 July 2010) was an Italian screenwriter and actress. She won the 1980 David di Donatello Award for lifetime career.[1] She worked with virtually all of the most celebrated post-war Italian film directors, and wrote or co-wrote many award winning films—among them:[2][3]

Cecchi D'Amico wrote the libretto for Nino Rota's opera I due timidi and collaborated on the script of William Wyler's Roman Holiday.[4] She was a member of the jury at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival. She was awarded the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the 1994 Venice film festival.[4]


Suso Cecchi D'Amico was born in Rome as Giovanna Cecchi and was the daughter of writer Emilio Cecchi. In 1938, she married the musicologist Fedele D'Amico (nickname: Lele), son of theatre critic Silvio D'Amico. They had three children who have themselves made significant contributions to Italian culture: Masolino, Silvia, and Catherine.[4] Suso Cecchi D'Amico died in Rome ten days past her 96th birthday.[2] She worked as a translator of literary works but was asked to read a screenplay, in order to give feedback. Later, she was asked to write one herself and her career as a screenwriter was launched.[5]



As actress


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