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Willy Rizzo
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Birth: Oct. 22, 1928
Naples
Provincia di Napoli
Campania, Italy
Death: Feb. 25, 2013
Paris
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France

Photographer, Designer. He is best remembered for his portraits and reportage of movie star such as Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Maria Callas, Audrey Hepburn, Jane Fonda, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Richard Widmark, Edith Piaf, Jack Nicholson, Gregory Peck, Gary Cooper and other celebrities including notably Winston Churchill, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Coco Chanel. He was the last to photograph Marilyn Monroe two weeks before her death. He was already known during and after the end of of World War II for his photographic reportages along the Mareth Line in Tunisia and at Nuremberg Trial. After the war, he worked with the magazines France Dimanche, Paris Match, Life, Marie Claire and Vogue, alternating his activity between the United States and Europe. In 1968, Rizzo moved to Italy where he founded a laboratory for the design of furnishing in Art Deco style by opening boutiques in Europe and New York. His works were exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of New York to Miami and Los Angeles. In 2010, he opened his first gallery in Paris. He died of natural causes at his home in the France. 
 
Burial:
Cimetière du Père Lachaise
Paris
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Lucy Caldarelli
Record added: Nov 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120837849
Willy Rizzo
Added by: Lucy Caldarelli
 
Willy Rizzo
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