Rossano Brazzi

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Rossano Brazzi Pencil Portrait
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*Limited edition run of 250 prints only*

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The Italian born actor, Rossano Brazzi made his film debut in 1939, when he was twenty six. In his 40’s, he would be propelled to international fame with his role in the English-language film Three Coins in the Fountain (1954), followed by the leading male role in David Lean’s Summertime (1955), opposite Katherine Hepburn. In 1958, he played the lead as Frenchman Emile De Becque in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific.”

The Original Soundtrack to the film was released in 1958, becoming a major success, reaching No.1 in both the US and UK. In the US, the album stayed at No.1 for seven months – the fourth longest run ever. In the UK, the album remained in the top five for 27 consecutive weeks before reaching No.1 in November 1958. It stayed at the top for a record-breaking 115 weeks (the first 70 of these consecutively – including the whole year of 1959), and remained in the top five for 214 weeks. More than anything, it is Brazzi’s appearance on the album’s front cover opposite Mitzi Gaynor that will ensure a certain level of continuing interest in his career from generations to come. The irony of it all is that – like so many members of the cast – his singing voice would be dubbed throughout.

The actor’s other notable English-language films include The Barefoot Contessa (1954), The Story of Esther Costello (1957), opposite Joan Crawford, Count Your Blessings (1959),The Light in the Piazza(1962), and The Italian Job (1969).