Cederna, Camilla (1921–1997)

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Cederna, Camilla (1921–1997)

Italian journalist and biographer. Born 1911 in Milan, Italy; died Nov 11, 1997; dau. of an industrial chemist; attended University of Milan.

Major political journalist, who wrote for Italian newspapers, had an enormous impact (her book on president Giovanni Leone, Giovanni Leone: La carriera du un presidente [1978], helped ensure his resignation); during WWII, was briefly imprisoned during the siege of Milan (1943); became one of the founders of the Milanese weekly Europeo (1945), remaining on the editorial staff for 11 years; became editor and special Rome envoy of the magazine L'Espresso (1958), contributing a weekly variety column, "La milanese," followed by the socio-literary column, "Il lato debole" (The weak side); joined the staff of the weekly Panorama (1980); writings include Noi siamo le signore (1958), Fellini 8 1/2 (1963), Maria Callas (1968), Il lato debone: Diario italiano (1977), Casa nostra: Viaggi nei misteri d'Italia (1983) and Il meglio di (1987).

See also (autobiography in Italian) Il mondo di Camilla (1980).

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