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Anna Magnani

Anna Magnani


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Automobile /... From the director of Divorce Italian Style, the Automobile, starring Italian... more info $20.95was $29.95 Buy Now

Bellissima ... Maddalena (Anna Magnani) is a screen struck mother convinced of her daughter... more info $24.95was $30.99 Buy Now

The Fugitive... Four Academy Award winning actors - Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Joanne... more info $25.97was $39.95 Buy Now

Made in Italy ... MADE IN ITALY is a loving and satirical look at Italy during the 1960s.... more info $17.95was $20.95 Buy Now

Stage and... Three great films from French director Jean Renoir. Actors: Anna Magnani, Ingrid... more info $58.95was $79.95 Buy Now

Mamma Roma... Anna Magnani is Mamma Roma, a middle-aged prostitute who attempts to extricate... more info $29.95was $39.95 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: September 26, 1973
Born: March 7, 1908 Cause of Death: pancreatic cancer
Birth Place: Italy Profession: Cast ... actor nightclub singer


A volatile, commanding star of post-war Italian cinema, Anna Magnani was once described by director William Dieterle as "the last of the great shameless emotionalists." She gained international attention for her impassioned performance in Roberto Rossellini's "Open City" (1945). Though her early career had encompassed repertory work, musical comedy and vaudeville, Magnani subsequently tended to appear in tempestuous, earthy and maternal roles, such as the overbearing stage mother in Visconti's "Bellismima" (1951) and the passionate widow in her Oscar-winning Hollywood turn in "The Rose Tattoo" (1955), written by Tennessee Williams with her in mind.

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