Soldati, Mario

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Soldati, Mario Gender: M
Mario Emilio Vespasiano Giuseppe Giovanni Soldati
born on 17 November 1906 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Turin, Italy, 45n03, 7e40
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Bordoni
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 23°44' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 02°52 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 09°23'

Portrait of Mario Soldati 
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Mario Soldati
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Italian writer and filmmaker who won the 1954 Strega Prize (Italy's most prestigious literary award) for Lettere da Capri. A novelist, short-story writer, journalist and screenwriter, he made a try at acting but found his place in films as a Scenarist and Assistant Director, moving into full-time film directing after 1939. During his 29 year stint as a director, Soldati directed nearly 30 films, including La Provinciale (1953).

Soldati was a graduate of the University of Turin and came to the USA in the late '20s to teach at the Columbia University while doubling as a correspondent for a Genoa newspaper. Returning to Italy, he began his literary career. He married twice. He died on 19 June 1999 in Rome of natural causes, aged 92.

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  • Work : New Career 1939 (Became a full time director)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1953 (Film, "La Provinciale")

Source Notes

birth certificate

Bordoni quotes B.C. Vol 1.

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield (July 2021), copy on file (shown at left).


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (29 years as director)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (92 years)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Prof. Columbia Univ., initially)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Secondary)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Journalist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist and short story)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Screenwriter)