A song for the late Anita Ekberg

A song for the late Anita Ekberg


norman lebrecht

January 11, 2015

This is the torch song from  La Dolce Vita by Federico Fellini, written by Nino Rota in tribute to the heart-stopping beauty of Anita Ekberg, who died today, aged 83. It is sung by Katyna Ranieri, the first Italian singer ever to perform at the Oscars.



  • Dave T says:

    As I think about Anita Ekberg the song I prefer is one from Bob Dylan:

    “My telephone rang it would not stop,
    It’s President Kennedy callin’ me up.
    He said, ‘My friend, Bob, what do we need to make the country grow?’
    I said, ‘My friend, John, Brigitte Bardot…Anita Ekberg…Sophia Loren…
    Country ‘ll grow'”