Franca Valeri, the elegant, ironic and versatile actor who pioneered female comic roles in Italy’s post-war years and helped the nation laugh at its foibles, has died at 100, ABC News reports.
Valeri died in her sleep at her home in Rome on Sunday, nine days after her 100th birthday.
Milanese by birth but Roman by adoption, Valeri will be honored with a wake Monday at a theater in the Italian capital, Rome’s City Hall announced.
— Esercito di Cruciani (@EsercitoCrucian) August 9, 2020
Died at the age of 100 💜
May her memory
Be a blessing pic.twitter.com/Ad1aahyHHV
— ((( Gianluigi ))) (@Gianlui91580067) August 9, 2020
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