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A Sad Coincidence in an Awful Week

I wanted to take a minute to share with you something you may not have known. Back in 1962, Anita Ekberg and Rod Taylor were briefly engaged.

And today she left us, just three days after he did—and on what would have been his 85th birthday.

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Here’s a little article from Florida’s Ocala Star-Banner, back on May 10, 1962. It’s a cute little story, and the first (and probably only) time you’ll ever hear Ekberg described as “a good healthy Swedish peasant type”!


Godspeed to you both.

Italy Obit Ekberg


  1. Now that’s a handsome couple. Gah!

  2. I had not heard about Anita Ekberg passing! Thank you for this touching tribute.

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