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February 15, 2016

TCM Classic Film Festival to honor screen legend Gina Lollobrigida

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) announces screen legends and beloved titles for its 7th annual TCM Classic Film Festival set to take place April 28-May 1, 2016, in Hollywood. This year the popular festival honors Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida. The honor will include featured screenings of her films "Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell" and "Trapeze."

"Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell":

This classic from the 60s is set during World War II and tells the story of an Italian villager played by Lollobrigida who befriends three American soldiers. When she turns up with child, she isn't sue which of the three men is the father. She decides to create a father for a child, a dead captain named Campbell. She promptly declares herself his widow and accepts support checks from all three soldiers.

Twenty years later, a reunion unexpectedly brings the three veterans -- and their wives and children -- back to Italy. Mrs. Campbell panics as she endeavors to keep her lively past from her daughter.


In this movie, Lollobrigida stars with Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis as circus trapeze artists who are the star acts of the greatest show on Earth. A crippled artist and former star Mike Ribble (Burt Lancaster) sees great promise in young, brash Tino Orsini (Tony Curtis). Ribble—only the sixth man to have completed the dangerous triple somersault—thinks his protégé is capable of matching the same feat but only if he gives him rigorous training. However, Orsini is distracted by the new third member of their circus act, the manipulative Lola (Gina Lollobrigida). .

Complete bios for each of the artists appearing at the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival can be found at

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