Sophia Loren: Her Own Story

Sophia Loren: Her Own Story
Type TV Movie
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 3hr
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Sophia Loren Actor Sophia 1 1000001
Armand Assante Actor Riccardo Scicolone 1 1000003
John Gavin Actor Cary Grant 1 1000004
Rip Torn Actor Carlo Ponti 1 1000005
Theresa Saldana Actor Maria 1 1000006
Ritza Brown Actor Sophia--Age 16 1 1000007
Edmund Purdom Actor Vittorio De Sica 1 1000008
Richard Cucciolla Actor Dominico Villani 1 1000009
Anna Miserocchi Actor Louisa Villani 1 1000010
Chiara Ferraro Actor Sophia--Age 4-7 1 1000011
Francesca DeSapio Actor Dora 1 1000012
Cyrus Elias Actor Guido 1 1000013
Veronica Wells Actor Riccardo's Mother 1 1000014
Mickey Knox Actor Mr Dunn 1 1000015
Lionello Pio DiSavoia Actor Naples lawyer 1 1000016
Mel Stuart Director n/a 2 2000001
Roger Gimbel Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Herbert Hirschman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Alex Ponti Producer n/a 3 3000003
Peter Katz Producer n/a 3 3000004
Joanna Crawford Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
A.E. Hotchner Book as Source Material ("Sophia Loren: Living and Loving") 120888 4000002
Alberto Spagnoli Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Art Stafford Editor n/a 172 7000001
George B Hively Editor n/a 172 7000002
Dick Darling Editor n/a 172 7000003
David Blangsted Editor n/a 172 7000004
Fred Karlin Music n/a 120781 8000001
Boris Juraga Art Director art direction 183 9000001
Giulio Coltellacci Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Adalgisa Favella Hair hairstyles 120794 13000002
Franco Freda Makeup n/a 353 13000003
Sophia Loren's portrayal of not only herself during adulthood but also her mother makes this television biopic quite unusual, since no other major star (with the exception of Audie Murphy) ever has played herself in a dramatization of her own life story. This film covers her life from childhood through international stardom, her marriage to Carlo Ponti following a romantic fling with Cary Grant, and the birth of her first child, and is tied together with actual clips from some of her movies. It also marks the final acting appearance of John Gavin (as Grant) before his appointment by Ronald Reagan as Ambassador to Mexico. Ironically, Theresa Saldana (as Loren's sister, Maria) later nearly lost her life in a mugging/slashing and, during the 1984-85 TV season, she was preparing to play herself in her own television biography.