Eddra Gale

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Eddra Gale
Born (1921-10-16)October 16, 1921
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died May 13, 2001(2001-05-13) (aged 79)
Deming, New Mexico, U.S.

Eddra Gale (16 July 1921, Chicago, Illinois – 13 May 2001, Deming, New Mexico) was an American actress and singer of Czech descent.[1]

Originally an opera singer, Gale later performed as a concert singer in Rome, Italy. Film director Federico Fellini spotted her in Milan, and cast her for the role of Saraghina, the "devil woman", in Fellini's (1963), who is used in a flashback representing the male lead's first erotic experience as a young boy.[2] Gale appeared around the same time in Tutto e Musica and Gidget Goes to Rome (also 1963).[3] Following her role in 8½,, she then appeared in the role of Peter Sellers' wife, Anna Fassbender, in What's New Pussycat? (1965), as a guest in Hotel Paradiso (1966), and in small roles in films such as Three Bites of the Apple (1967), The Graduate (1967), A Man Called Gannon (1968), I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968), The Maltese Bippy (1969), Desperate Mission (1969), and Alex & the Gypsy (1976). Her last film appearance was as the flamboyant French actress Genevieve in Somewhere in Time (1980).

Gale died aged 79 from complications following a stroke.[3]

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  1. ^ Alpert, Hollis (1986). Fellini: A Life. New York: Atheneum. p. 162. 
  2. ^ Alpert, Hollis. Fellini: A life. p. 172. 
  3. ^ a b "Eddra Gale". Variety. June 14, 2001. Retrieved April 5, 2016. 

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