Rubino Romeo Salmoni Dies: Holocaust Survivor Who Inspired 'Life Is Beautiful' Passes Away

07/12/2011 11:05 am ET | Updated Sep 11, 2011

Rubino Romeo Salmoni, the real-life inspiration for the Oscar-winning 1997 Life Is Beautiful, about an Italian imprisoned in a German concentration camp during World War II, died in Rome Sunday. He was 91.

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