Rossano Brazzi

About Rossano Brazzi

Rossano Brazzi (18 September 1916 – 24 December 1994) was an Italian actor. He was a lawyer before becoming an actor and made his film debut in 1939. He moved to Hollywood in 1948 and was propelled to international fame with his role in the English-language film ‘Three Coins in the Fountain’, followed by the leading male role in David Lean’s ‘Summertime’, opposite Katharine Hepburn. In 1958, he played the lead as Frenchman Emile De Becque in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical ‘South Pacific’. His other notable English-language films include ‘The Barefoot Contessa’, ‘The Story of Esther Costello’, opposite Joan Crawford, ‘Count Your Blessings’, ‘The Light in the Piazza’, and ‘The Italian Job’. Learn More…

Rossano Brazzi