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Suso Cecchi D'Amico dies at 96; screenwriter worked with some of Italy's leading directors
Suso Cecchi D'Amico dies at 96; screenwriter worked with some of Italy's leading directors

Screenwriter Suso Cecchi D'Amico, who emerged from the male-dominated postwar Italian cinema to become a celebrated artist and contribute to such milestone films as "Bicycle Thieves" and "The Leopard," has died. She was 96. Cecchi D'Amico died July 31 in her hometown of Rome, the ANSA news agency said, citing her family. No cause of death was given. Cecchi D'Amico worked with some of the most renowned Italian directors, including Franco Zeffirelli, Michelangelo Antonioni and Mario Monicelli, whose movie "Casanova 70" earned her an Oscar nomination. She was equally successful writing scripts for neo-realistic movies, art-house films and comedies...

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