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"The Paradine Case" - Alida Valli & Louis Jourdan Antonio Gandusio "L'innocente" - Laura Antonelli

Stage and Film Performers, Writers and Directors

Istria and surrounds:

  • Anderson, Susy (real name Maria Antonietta Golgi, a.k.a. Suzy Andersen, Suzy Andersson and Susy Golgi), (Pula, April 20, 1940 - ).(Montona)
  • Antonelli, Laura.
  • Arpino, Giovanni (Pula, Jan. 27, 1927 - Turin, Dec. 10, 1987), writer, known for Scent of a Woman (1974 and 1992), Boccaccio '70 (1962).
  • Babic, Olga (Pula, 1920 - ).
  • Badurina, Livio (Rijeka, Dec. 20 1965 - ).
  • Balas, Anastasija (Rijeka, Feb. 12, 1979 - ).
  • Baljak, Olivera (Rijeka, Jan. 18, 1956 - ).
  • Bárczy, Kató (Opatija, Jan. 24, 1921 - Budapest, June 20, 1989).
  • Bartoli, Marisa (Pula, Nov. 10, 1942 - ).
  • Benussi, Femi (Eufemia; b. March 4, 1945), b. Rovinj (Rovigno).
  • Benvenuti, Giovanni (Nino), b. Izola (Isola). Boxer and actor.
  • Blagojevic, Andreja (Rijeka, Jan. 15, 1967 - Rijeka, May 20, 2015).
  • Blazina, Branko (Rijeka, July 29, 1916 - Zagreb, July 29, 1998). Cinematographer.
  • Blazina, Franko (Rijeka, Dec. 12, 1987 - ).
  • Boskovic, Aleksandar (Pula, Sept. 18, 1952 - ).
  • Bozanic, Bora (Mali Losinj, July 2, 1952 - ).
  • Bratulic, Drazen (Pazin, May 11, 1971 - ).
  • Braut, Ivo (Krnic na Krku, Krk, March 30, 1921 - Zagreb, July 23, 1990), writer.
  • Brizic, Denis (Rijeka, May 24, 1961 - ).
  • Bruneta, Sasa (Rijeka, Jan. 26, 1971 - ).
  • Buric, Erik (Pula, Oct. 26, 1996  ), director and writer.
  • Celija, Mario (Pula April 7 ,1990 - ).
  • Cech, Raul (Rijeka, June 7, 1955 - Rijeka, March 7, 2011).
  • Crast, Antonio (Porec, July 5 1911 - Rome, March 28, 1984).
  • Crnko, Sandra (Rijeka, 1991 - ).
  • Crnko, Tamara (Rijeka, 1987 - ).
  • Crnobori, Marija (Banjole, Oct. 1, 1918 - Belgrade, Oct. 21, 2014).
  • Dale, Lilia (real name Koralin Dale) (Pula, July 18, 1919 - ).
  • Dermithe, Edouard, real name Antonio Dermit (Gračišće, Jan. 18, 1925 - Paris, May 15, 1995).
  • Desic, Olja (Rikeka, May 22, 1975 - ).
  • Djokic, Jadranka (Pula, Jan. 14, 1981 - ).
  • Dobrovic, Massimo (Pula, Nov. 1, 1984 - ).
  • Dolenz, George (b. Jure / Giorgio Dolenc), ((5 January 1908, Trieste - 8 February 1963, Hollywood, California, USA) - went to Hollywood at the outbreak of World War II. After appearing in small parts in minor movies, he became leading man under contract to RKO Pictures under Howard Hughes, but soon returned to smaller parts for other studios. Of Slovenian descent, Dolenz was the master of several dialects, he generally essayed urbane continental roles like Baron Sergei in Abbott and Costello's In Society (1944). He could also effectively play Latin American types (the mysterious Cortega in the 1953 Martin and Lewis vehicle Scared Stiff, and period-picture noblemen (Emperor Thodosius in 1954's Sign of the Pagan). Fans of 1950s television will remember Dolenz for his two-year starring stint on the weekly-series version of The Count of Monte Cristo (1955-56). Dolenz married actress Janelle Johnson, and they had four children: actor and singer George Michael Dolenz (better know as Mickey Dolenz of "The Monkeys" fame); Gemma "Coco" Dolenz; Gina Dolenz; and Debbie Dolenz.
  • Dorcic, Natasa (Rijeka, June 9, 1968 - ).
  • Fak, Jakov (Rijeka, Aug. 1, 1987 - ).
  • Favretto, Giorgio (Rijeka Dec. 5, 1941 - ).
  • Fiume, Oretta, real name Claudia Scrobogna (Rijeka, June 6, 1919, Fiume - Rome, April 22, 1994); mother of Federico Scrobogna. She was known for Ragazza che dorme (1941), Don Buonaparte (1941) and Gli ultimi della strada (1940).
  • Gandusio, Antonio.
  • Glovacki, Viki (Rijeka, Nov. 11, 1919 - Zagreb, Jan. 14, 1976).
  • Gojak, Gea (Pula, Nov. 1, 1987 - ), siser of Lana Gojak.
  • Gojak, Lana (Pula, Nov. 20, 1983 - ).
  • Gojak, Lana (Pula/Pola, Nov. 20, 1983 - ), sister of Gea Gojak.
  • Gramatica, Irma, real name Maria Carolina Francesca Gramatica (Rijeka, Nov. 25, 1870 - Tavarnuzze, IT, Oct. 14, 1962).
  • Guardamagna, Dante (Rijeka, 1922 - Rome, July 20, 1999), writer and director.
  • Hardt, Harry (Pula, Aug. 4, 1899 - Vienna, Nov. 14, 1980).
  • Henreid, Paul, real name Paul Georg Julius Freiherr von Hernried Ritter von Wasel-Waldingau (Trieste, Jan. 10, 1908 - Santa Monica, CA, March 29, 1992).
  • Hohnjec, Stefany (Porec, Aug. 7, 1986 - ).
  • Horthy, Jalo Miklos (Pula, Feb. 14, 1907 - Lissabon, Portugal, March 28, 1993).
  • Horvath, Ödön von (Rijeka, Dec. 9, 1901 - Paris, June 1, 1938), writer.
  • Juraga, Slavko (Umag, Nov. 10, 1959 - ).
  • Juricic, Luka (Pula, Nov. 25, 1983 - ).
  • Juricic, Toni (Pula, Sept 19, 1990 - ), director.
  • Kaic, Nina (Pula, Aug. 15, 1981 - ).
  • Komnenic, Boris (Pula, March 29, 1957 - ). Kozlovic, Lidija (Momjan, Oct. 8 1938 - Trieste, June 1, 2009).
  • Kralj, Elvira (Trieste, Aug. 16, 1900 - Ljubliana, Sept. 6, 1978).
  • Lado, Aldo, (Rijeka, Dec. 5, 1934 - ), director.
  • Lago, Nais, real name Nais La Gatella (Rijeka, Feb. 25, 1914 - ).
  • Lasic, Frano (Rijeka, Nov. 12, 1954 - ).
  • Liveric, Alen (Rijeka, 1967 - ).
  • Lopatic, Jelena (Rijeka, Nov. 10, 1980 - ). Lutz, Stella (Rijeka, April, 19, 1982 - ).
  • Majetic, Alojz (Rijeka, Aug. 30, 1038 - ), writer.
  • Marini, Giulio (Rijeka, Jan. 13, 1945 - Rijeka, Dec. 28, 2004).
  • Marjanovic, Milan (Kastav, May 12, 1879 - Zagreb, Dec. 21, 1955).
  • Marti, Anton, real name Anton Martincic (Labin, April 10, 1023 - Zagreb, Jan. 22, 2004).
  • Medic, Mladen (Pula, July 17, 1974 - ), editor, director and writer.
  • Meynier, Geronimo (Rijeka, July 5, 1941 - ).
  • Minic, Helena (Pula, Mar. 8, 1979 - )..
  • Miskovic, Nika (Rijeka, Dec. 17, 1987 - ).
  • Nacinovic, Elvia.
  • Negovetic, Mia (Rijeka, 2002 - ).
  • Pahor, Galiano.
  • Pajic, Ksenija (Rijeka, June 30, 1961 - ).
  • Peric, Borko (Pula, Jan. 22, 1981 - ).
  • Plecas, Milan (Rijeka, June 21, 1955 - ).
  • Ponzi, Tommaso "Tom" (Pula, Sept. 21, 1921 - Busto Arsizio, IT, May 9, 1997).
  • Pregarc, Aleksij (a.k.a. Pregara, Alessio) (Ricmanje/San Giuseppe della Chiussa, March 28, 1936 - ), actor, author, poet.
  • Rosic, Neva (Rijeka, June 23, 1935 - ).
  • Salamon, Sabina (Rijeka, March 29, 1966 - ).
  • Savatovic, Igor (Pula, Nov. 16, 1973 - ), cinematographer.
  • Scandariato, Romano (Rijeka, Nov. 29, 1938 - Rome, Dec. 18, 2010).
  • Scavolini, Romano (Rijeka/Fiume, June 18, 1940 - ), director.
  • Scotti, Ottavio (Umag, Feb. 23, 1904 - Rome, May 23, 1975), production, art and set designer/director.
  • Scrobogna, Federico (son of Oretta Fiume / Claudia Scrobogna).
  • Sestak, Slavko (Rijeka, July 4, 1929 - ).
  • Simic, Vjera (Rijeka, 1893 - ?)
  • Sinozic, Mirjana (Sinozici, Sept. 27, 1957 - ).
  • Sirola, Joseph A. (Oct. 7, 1929 - ) possibly Rijeka/Fiume or Susak, but shown on another website to be born in Carteret, New Jersey, USA. His American birth, however, is in doubt as he indicated otherwise to me in our brief chance personal meeting (see below).
  • Sivak, Drazen (Rijeka, 1974 - ).
  • Smoje, Tanja (Rijeka, April 8, 1978 - ).
  • Sporcic, Dijana (Pula, Jan. 27, 1951 - ).
  • Srdoc, Milan (Rijeka/Fiume, Jan. 3 1920 - Belgrade, Jan. 7. 1988).
  • Surian, Leonora (Rijeka, Nov. 4, 1977 - ), daughter of opera singer Giorgio Surian.
  • Susa, Alden (Pula, May 17, 1984 - ).
  • Sverko, Radojka (Pazin, April 9, 1948 - ).
  • Svrtan, Boris (Rijeka, Oct. 7, 1964 - ).
  • Tirelli, Teresa (Pula, July 14, 1907 - Northbridge, CA, June 16, 1989), the actress who shared the famous grape-stomping scene with Lucille Ball in the 'Lucy's Italian Movie' episode of the television show I Love Lucy (1951).
  • Tolja, Marko (Rijeka, July 3, 1984 - ).
  • Ustinov, Peter (his maternal grandfather, Leonti (Louis) Benois, was part Triestin).
  • Valenta, Zak B. (Umag, Dec. 13, 1966 - ).
  • Valli, Alida.
  • Vaniglio, Italia, real name Itala Vaniglio (Pula, Jan. 18, 1926 - Desenzano del Garda, IT, Dec. 20, 2012).
  • Ventin, Zoran (Rijeka, Sept. 19, 1973 - ); director.
  • Vidusin, Dijana (Pula, Feb. 12, 1982 - ).
  • Vilenica, Ana (Rijeka, July 16, 1978 - ).
  • Violic, Nina (Rijeka, March 15, 1972 - ).
  • Vitasovic, Alen (Pula, July 5, 1968 - ).
  • Vitasovic, Romina (Pula, Dec. 31, 1978 - ).
  • Vuckovic, Aljosa (Buzet, Dec. 17, 1946 - ).
  • Vuica, Alka (Umag, June 8, 1961 - ).
  • Zeichen, Valentino (Rijeka, March 24, 1938 - Rome, July 5, 2016).
  • Zivolic, Vedran (Pula, Aug. 27, 1986 - ).
  • Zuber, Robert (Pula, 1976 - ), director..

Trivia:

  • Joe Sirola:

    1. According to the Internet Movie Data Base, he was once a case worker for the New York City Department of Welfare before becoming perhaps the most successful "voice-over" actor in the history of the profession. His voice has been heard in scores of advertisements since the 1960's and one cannot listen to a radio or watch a television in a major market without hearing his distinctive voice.

    2. During my short Vermont weekend skiing years in the late 60s-early 70s, I had a brief personal encounter with Joe Sirola - we shared a "T-lift". There's not much else you can do besides chat while doing the balancing act on the lift going up a mountain, so we talked of this and that. Just as we were approaching the top of the lift, we found out that we were both from the Istria region. It all happened too quickly. We had to jump off the lift, and get out of the way of the next duo arriving behind us, so we could not stop to continue the chat. I did not even get a chance to ask him if he was related to my friend, Gordana Sirola, born in Fiume. I was left hanging, but not by the ski lift. Small world, isn't it? --Marisa Ciceran

Sources:

  • Fondazione Fellini - La citta' dolente - http://www.federicofellini.it/schedafilm.asp?idfilm=47
  • Blockbuster.com - Mathias Sandorf - http://www.blockbuster.com/bb/movie/details/0,7286,VID-V+++101893,00.html?
  • Internet Movie Data Base (IMDb) - Titles of films from Yugoslavia - http://us.imdb.com/Sections/Countries/Yugoslavia/
  • Most Popular People Born In "Croatia", IMDb -
  • Internet Movie Data Base (IMDb) - actors: Mario Andretti, Joseph A. Sirola and Mira Furlan
  • Mira Furlan - http://www.zlatna.com/celebration/mira2.htmll
  • FilmAgenda - Foglio di Viaggio - Istria, c'erano solo pietre - http://www.filmagenda.it/recensioni/index.php?id_film=388&titolo=Fogli+di+Viaggio+-+Istria%2C+c%27erano+solo+Pietre
  • Filmska Banka (ex-Yugoslavia) - Na istarski način / Istria's way - http://www.filmskabanka.com/yu/film/686.shtml and http://www.filmskabanka.com/en/film/686.shtml

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