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Eminent, highly regarded 20th-century Italian author, whose numerous works, such as "The Woman of Rome" (1947) and "The Conformist" (1951), paved the way for other European postwar novelists with their explicit depiction of sex and sexuality. A sickly, lonely child, Moravia began his first novel at 16, and after finding no one to bring it out, self-published "Gli Indifferenti/The Time of Indifference" in 1929. After several other attacks on fascism, which made him a marked man by the Mussolini regime, Moravia came into his own after the war, producing prolific tales of Rome and sex. Though he wrote directly for the screen on several occasions, Moravia's greatest contribution to the cinema has been his many short stories and novels. Notable adaptations of his novels include Vittorio De Sica's "Two Women" (1960), based on "La Ciociara," Jean-Luc Godard's "Contempt" (1963), from "Il Disprezzo," Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Conformist" (1970), from the book of the same name, and Dorris Dorrie's "Me and Him" (1988) from "Io et lui."

Eminent, highly regarded 20th-century Italian author, whose numerous works, such as "The Woman of Rome" (1947) and "The Conformist" (1951), paved the way for other European postwar novelists with their explicit depiction of sex and sexuality. A sickly, lonely child, Moravia began his first novel at 16, and after finding no one to bring it out, self-published "Gli Indifferenti/The Time of Indifference" in 1929. After several other attacks on fascism, which made him a marked man by the Mussolini regime, Moravia came into his own after the war, producing prolific tales of Rome and sex.

Though he wrote directly for the screen on several occasions, Moravia's greatest contribution to the cinema has been his many short stories and novels. Notable adaptations of his novels include Vittorio De Sica's "Two Women" (1960), based on "La Ciociara," Jean-Luc Godard's "Contempt" (1963), from "Il Disprezzo," Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Conformist" (1970), from the book of the same name, and Dorris Dorrie's "Me and Him" (1988) from "Io et lui."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Shadows over Shanghai (1938) Dr. Adams
2.
 Outlaws of Sonora (1938) Pierce
3.
 Girl Loves Boy (1937) Reverand Meeker
4.
 A Doctor's Diary (1937) Judge
5.
 County Fair (1937) Commissioner
6.
 Maid of Salem (1937) Elder
7.
 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) Member of the board of directors
8.
 We're in the Money (1935) Judge
9.
 Front Page Woman (1935) Juror
10.
 Bride of Frankenstein (1935) The coroner
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Tony Scott ( 2006-03-17 )

Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever

Born: December 22, 1868 Baltimore, MD
Died: February 16, 1942 Hollywood, CA
A former stage actor and hotel manager, Edwin was married to stage actress Grace Atwell. He appeared on Broadway in a number of productions from 1901 to 1927. He also had his own stock company which appeared on stage across the United States.

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