At THE SHOW – February 12, 2017
The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa welcomes to the stage Sophia Loren, whom the American Film Institute calls one of the great legends of the golden age of Hollywood. In her only appearance in the Coachella Valley during the national tour of An Unforgettable Evening with Sophia Loren, the award-winning actress shares stories of her childhood in war-torn Italy, her family life and prolific career. Loren will be accompanied by interviewer Bill Harris and she will also answer questions from the audience.
From beauty pageant runner-up at age 14 to a modeling career that paved the way for a successful big-screen presence, Sophia Loren has firmly established her legacy as one of the most famous International Film Stars of our time. After a series of popular Italian films in the 1950s, the screen siren caught Hollywood’s eye and America’s heart with a string of movies, including Boy on a Dolphin, Houseboat, Arabesque and Heller in Pink Tights, starring with Hollywood’s top leading men, including Cary Grant, Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck and Paul Newman.
However, it was Loren’s performance in the riveting Italian mother-daughter drama Two Women (La Ciociara) that made cinematic history. The New York Times called her portrayal of a strong-willed woman who endures an assault to spare her daughter from the horrors of war “profound.” The role scored Loren an Academy Award – the first ever given for a non-English language role.
Loren expertly juggled European movies – garnering an Oscar nod for her performance in Marriage Italian Style – and American films such as El Cid and The Fall of the Roman Empire. The hit Italian comedy Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, featured a striptease by Loren’s character, which was re-created in Robert Altman’s comedy Ready to Wear. In 1991, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized Loren’s career achievements with an honorary Oscar.
An Unforgettable Evening with Sophia Loren takes place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2017. Tickets, starting at $65, are available online at HotWaterCasino.com, by calling (800) 585-3737 or in person at the Essentials Gift Shop at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.
Date: Sunday, February 12, 2017, 3 p.m.
Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage
Prices: $65-$175, based on seat location
Essentials Gift Shop at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily