Elda Lanza, first TV presenter, journalist and writer, died Sunday morning in Castelnuovo Scrivia, where she lived. To announce it is the writer and journalist Mariano Sabatini: «With great pain, I must announce that dear friend Elda Lanza is no longer with us. After a very short illness, she died with her son Max and her husband Vitaliano Damioli next to her ". Lanza had turned 95 on October 5 last year. "These last ten years of intense friendship have been wonderful, priceless for me, and I am proud to have brought it back on TV," recalls Sabatini.
The writer and journalist was known to the general public as first presenter of RAI and then as "new lady of Italian crime fiction" thanks to the success of "No tears for Miss Olga", "The drowned fool", "The seller of hats" and other titles still published by the Salani publishing house.
His life was also marked by encounters with Jean Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Walter Chiari, Dario Fo, Giorgio Gaber, Eugenio Montale. Active and convinced feminist, she studied at the Catholic University of Milan and then at the Sorbonne in Paris.
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