Sophia Loren and John Wayne - Framed Picture - 11" x 14"
Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone, known as Sophia Loren, Dama di Gran Croce OMRI is an Italian film actress and singer.
Encouraged to enroll in acting lessons after entering a beauty pageant, Loren began her film career in 1950 at age 15, until her five-picture contract with Paramount in 1956 launched her international career.
Her talents as an actress were not recognized until her performance as Cesira in Vittorio De Sica's Two Women; Loren's performance earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1962 and made her the first artist to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance. She holds the record for having earned six David di Donatello Awards for Best Actress.
Aside from the Academy Award, she has won a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes, a BAFTA Award, a Laurel Award, the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival, the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival, and the Honorary Academy Award in 1991. In 1995, she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievements.
Marion Mitchell Morrison, known as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor and filmmaker.
Wayne's career took off in 1939, with John Ford's Stagecoach making him an instant star. He went on to star in 142 pictures.
Wayne's other well-known Western roles include a cattleman driving his herd north on the Chisholm Trail in Red River, a Civil War veteran whose young niece is abducted by a tribe of Comanches in The Searchers, and a troubled rancher competing with a lawyer for a woman's hand in marriage in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
He is also remembered for his roles in The Quiet Man, Rio Bravo, and The Longest Day.
He was an Academy Award-winner for True Grit, and was among the top box office draws for three decades.