Mar 03, 2013

By Bob Komsic

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Armando Trovajoli, an Italian who composed music for some 300 films and wrote a serenade to Rome popular with tourists, has died at 95.

The city’s mayor, Gianni Alemanno, called Trovajoli ”the voice of Rome.”

The Italian news agency ANSA reports widow Maria Paola Trovajoli  announced the death, saying her husband died a few days ago but declined to give the exact date.

Among Trovajoli’s hits was ”Roma nun fa’ la stupida stasera,” a romantic melody played for visitors that translates as ”Rome, don’t be stupid tonight.”

He also composed scores for Italian hit movies including ”Two Women,” starring Sophia Loren and the neorealist classic ”Riso Amaro (Bitter Rice.)”

A pianist, Trovajoli played alongside such jazz greats as Miles Davis and Duke Ellington.

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