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Jul082013

FRANCESCA VINCIGUERRA AKA FRANCES WINWAR

Born on May 3, 1900, in Taormina, SicilyFrancesca Vinciguerra was a renown Italian-American biographer, translator, and fiction writer. The daughter of Domenico Vinciguerra, a singer, and Giovanna Sciglio, she arrived in the United States with her family when she was seven, in 1907. She grew up in New York City where she attended Hunter College and Columbia University. By the time she was 18, she was fluent in Italian, English and French but she never finished her studies. That year (more)

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