LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The life and career of Italian film mogul and Hollywood producer Dino De Laurentiis will be remembered Monday during funeral services at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
De Laurentiis, 91, died Wednesday night at his home in Beverly Hills.
De Laurentiis was a giant in the Italian film industry, producing Federico Fellini’s Oscar-winning foreign film “La Strada.” While still in Italy, he produced films including “Barabbas,” starring Anthony Quinn; John Huston’s “The Bible”; and “Barbarella,” starring a young Jane Fonda.
He moved his movie-making empire to the United States in the 1970s, producing films such as “Serpico” with Al Pacino, “Death Wish” and “Three Days of the Condor.”
He was also the producer behind “Conan the Barbarian” and “Conan the Destroyer,” starring now-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
In 2001, he was given the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
De Laurentiis was married twice. His first wife, Italian actress Silvana Mangano, died in 1989. They had four children. He and his second wife, Martha, had two children.
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