The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will celebrate the life and career of Sophia Loren with a gala evening of film clips and personal remarks from her friends and colleagues, concluding with an onstage conversation with the Oscar®-winning actress on May 4, at at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
In 1961 Loren earned the first Academy Award® presented to a lead performer in a non-English speaking role, for Two Women, directed by Vittorio De Sica. Prior to her win, Loren had already made an indelible impression on film audiences both in her native Italy and throughout the world.
De Sica directed Loren to another Oscar nomination in Marriage Italian Style (1964) opposite her most frequent co-star, Marcello Mastroianni.
Adept at dramatic, comedic and romantic roles, Loren traveled effortlessly between Hollywood and international productions, delivering memorable performances opposite many great leading men.
In 1990 the Academy presented an Honorary Award (an Oscar statuette) to Loren in acknowledgment of her status as “one of the genuine treasures of world cinema who, in a career rich with memorable performances, has added permanent luster to our art form.”
Tickets to An Academy Tribute to Sophia Loren will be available for purchase beginning Friday, April 1.
For more information call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.