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Anna Galiena's year of birth

On the web there are many sources that report 1954 as the year of birth of Anna Galiena. The IMDb page shows 1949 instead

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0302105/

I would like to know which source the editors have considered to choose to report this year instead of 1954. Thanks

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Looks like there's a heated discussion about it on Italian wikipedia right now: https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discussione:Anna_Galiena

Are you the one who talks about IMDb there? :)

IMDb seems to had 1954 for years until 2019, what source made it changed really?

I tried read that discussion on wikipedia with Google Translate, generally all established, reputable, printed publications -magazines, cinema encyclopedias etc.- from before internet age report it as 1954, right?

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There's a strong source here that supports 1954 (A very detailed article about her from NYTimes in 1995)

"Born into an upper-middle-class family in Rome in 1954,"

"When she was 19, after a year of study at the University in Rome, Galiena left home to live with a group of bohemian friends who had rented a ramshackle home in the Ciocciariaregion south of Rome. In 1976, after three years of life as a vagabond, Galiena left Italy.."

19+3 = 22

1976 - 22 = 1954

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Hi lorenz_pictures -

Unfortunately, I was unable to review the archived New York Times article at the link you referenced. 

As this news source is valid, I encourage you to submit a birthdate data correction with a working link to the article, once submitted our editors will review the requested birth year update.

Cheers!

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@Michelle​ I'm the one who found the New York Times article :)

Question in people's mind is what made the IMDb change the year from 1954 to 1949 in 2018 after having the 1954 birth year for 20 years.

If we knew that source we could evaluate it against other sources.

From what I can see from the arguments of that wiki discussion, people can't really find a reliable source from an established/reputable publication for 1949 birth year.

And personally NYTimes piece on her looks very valid to me because of all the details and quality of the article.

That's the direct link to article btw (archived link was for bypassing the paywall): https://www.nytimes.com/1995/08/04/style/IHT-choosing-roles-and-livinglife-at-the-extremes.html

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Hi @mbmb​ -

Apologies for the mix-up!  Also, I'm not certain why I was unable to see the archived article previously,  I was re-checked and was able to access it now.  Thanks for archiving, as it does help to get past the paywall for easy review!

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Hi lorenz_pictures & mbmb -

I can confirm that the birth year was corrected a few days back, and is now displaying correctly as 1954 on the site.

Cheers!

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@MichelleYes, I noticed the correction of the year on the site already the morning after the request I made to the editors. However, I am still curious to know which source in the past the editors have considered to publish the year 1949, since no one here has yet discovered it.