Death of Carlo Ponti

December 11, 1912 - January 10, 2007
Geneva | Age 94

Italian producer and husband of Sophia Loren
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Carlo Ponti, the film producer who discovered Sophia Loren, launched the movie icon's career and whose more than half-century romance endured threats of bigamy charges and excommunication, has died. He was 94.

"I have done everything for love of Sophia," Ponti said in a newspaper interview in 2002. "I have always believed in her."

Ponti died late Tuesday at a Geneva hospital, his family and Loren's agents said Wednesday. He had been hospitalized about 10 days earlier because...

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