Gia Scala was born on March 3, 1934 was an English actress.
Biography and Career
Gia Scala was born as Giovanna Scoglio in Liverpool, England. She was a daughter of an aristocratic Sicilian father, Pietro Scoglio, and an Irish mother, Eileen Sullivan. She spent her early life in Rome, Italy. Later her family moved to the United States when she was just fourteen. Gia graduated from Bayside High School in Queens, New York.
Besides working on some radio shows and television quiz shows, Gia continued studying acting during nights. In 1954 an agent had her tested for the role of Mary Magdalene in a movie which was to be made called The Gallileans. She did not get the part but was signed to contracts by both Universal Studios and Columbia Pictures in Hollywood.
In 1955, Gia
made her motion picture debut which was in the film titled, All That Heaven Allows with Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson. In 1957 she landed roles in Tip On A Dead Jockey and The Garment Jungle and The Tunnel of Love in 1958. The latter featured Richard Widmark and Doris Day.
During the 1960s Gia Scala was also appeared on American television shows. Shows in which she appeared include Alfred Hitchcock Presents went on air in the years 1960-1961, Convoy, The Rogues, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Twelve O'Clock High in 1965, Tarzan a NBC series in 1967, and It Takes a Thief in 1969.
Miss Scala's successful career began to deteriorate as a result of a growing alcohol dependency and she was eventually let go from her studio contract. Her marriage to stockbroker Donald Burnett ended in divorce.
On April 30, 1972, some friends found her dead in her Hollywood Hills home from an overdose of drugs and alcohol at age 38. Scala is interred in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.
Birth Name: Giovanna Scoglio
Birth: March 3, 1934
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