An Enchanting Evening with Sophia Loren at The Grand 1894 Opera House

One of the world's most glamorous movie stars shares personal and professional stories from her prolific international career when The Grand 1894 Opera House presents An Evening with Sophia Loren, Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 8 pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand's Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com.

Synonymous with grace, beauty and artistry, Napoli-born Sophia Loren built a formidable acting career, effortlessly moving back and forth between major Hollywood films and Italian-based productions. The highly esteemed and popular actress has enjoyed a prolific career alongside a remarkable array of leading men including Marcello Mastroianni, Anthony Perkins, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, Cary Grant, Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, and Peter O'Toole.

Sophia Loren made history in 1962 as the first actor to win an Academy Award for a foreign-language role with Two Women, in which she stars as a strong-willed mother who braves an assault to save her daughter. She has received a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes, a BAFTA Award, a Laurel Award as Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival, and an Honorary Academy Award in 1991. In 1995, she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. In 1999, Loren was acknowledged as one of the top 25 female American Screen Legends in the American Film Institute's survey, AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars. Loren's 2014 autobiography, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow −My Life chronicles the experiences of an illegitimate southern Italian street urchin who became one of the world's most glamorous film stars.

The Oscar-winning actress will captivate you with an intimate onstage conversation at The Grand. Loren will be chatting with former Entertainment Tonight host Bill Harris, and you'll enjoy film clips, home movies, and a Q & A from the audience. This performance is sponsored exclusively by Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar.

Ticket prices and more information call The Grand's box office at 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or visit The Grand's web site at www.thegrand.com. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice Street in historic downtown Galveston's Cultural Arts District and is recognized as "The Official Opera House of the State of Texas." All major credit cards accepted.

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