updated 04/21/2004 AT 1:00 AM ET

originally published 04/30/1999 AT 12:00 AM ET

Hundreds of fans waited Tuesday at a Toronto bookstore to meet legendary movie actress Sophia Loren, reports the Canadian press. Loren was in town promoting her new cookbook, “Sophia Loren’s Recipes and Memories.” Loren, 64, spent more than an hour dazzling adoring fans of all ages, some of whom had waited more than two hours just for a glimpse, a few words, and an autograph. Loren cooks at least one meal for cast and crew on movie sets. “That’s usually about 70 people,” she said. “I often made spaghetti Bolognese or pasta with matriciana sauce.”


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