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Also Known As: Talia Rose Coppola, Talia Shire Schwartzman Died:
Born: April 25, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Lake Success, New York, USA Profession: actor, director, producer

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Oscar-nominated actress and producer Talia Shire was at the center of two of the most popular film franchises in Hollywood - she was the painfully shy Adrian, who won the heart of rough-hewn boxer Rocky Balboa in the "Rocky" (1976) series, and appeared as Connie Corleone, youngest daughter of Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather" (1972) sequels. Being at the heart of a movie dynasty was nothing new to the New York-born performer - she was the daughter of musician and composer Carmine Coppola, and sister to acclaimed filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. She later extended the Coppola family business via her sons, actor Jason Schwartzman and musician Robert Carmine.

Oscar-nominated actress and producer Talia Shire was at the center of two of the most popular film franchises in Hollywood - she was the painfully shy Adrian, who won the heart of rough-hewn boxer Rocky Balboa in the "Rocky" (1976) series, and appeared as Connie Corleone, youngest daughter of Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather" (1972) sequels. Being at the heart of a movie dynasty was nothing new to the New York-born performer - she was the daughter of musician and composer Carmine Coppola, and sister to acclaimed filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. She later extended the Coppola family business via her sons, actor Jason Schwartzman and musician Robert Carmine.

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DIRECTOR:

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  One Night Stand (1995) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 MF (2016)
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 Dim Sum Funeral (2008)
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 Blue Smoke (2007)
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 Rocky Balboa (2006)
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 I Heart Huckabees (2004) Mrs Silver
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Raised "on the road" by her father, who was touring with Broadway musicals
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Left Yale to move to Los Angeles and began appearing on stage
1971:
Film acting debut, "The Dunwich Horror"
1972:
Cast by her brother Francis Ford Coppola as Connie Corleone in "The Godfather"
1974:
Reprised her role as Connie in "The Godfather, Part II"; earned an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress
1976:
Co-starred with Sylvester Stallone, as Adrian Pennino, in "Rocky"; was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar
1976:
First major TV role, the ABC miniseries, "Rich Man, Poor Man"
1979:
Reprise role of Adrian in "Rocky II"
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Formed Taliafilm II production company with husband Jack Schwartzman; name later changed to Schwartzman Productions
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Again portrayed Adrian in "Rocky III" (1982) and Rocky IV" (1985)
1989:
Featured in "New York Stories," in the segment written and directed by her brother Francis Ford Coppola
1990:
Once again reprised the role of Connie for "The Godfather: Part III"
1990:
Reprised role of Adrian for "Rocky V"
1995:
Feature directorial debut, "One Night Stand" (co-executive produced by Roger Corman)
2002:
Had a small role as the mother in "Kiss the Bride"
2004:
Cast in David O Russell's off beat comedy, "I Heart Huckabees"; starred her son Jason Schwartzman
2006:
Appeared as Adrian during flashbacks in "Rocky Balboa," the sixth film in the Rocky series
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Education

Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut -

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husband:
David Shire. Composer. Married March 29, 1970; divorced in 1978.
husband:
Jack Schwartzman. Producer. Married on August 23, 1980; born on July 22, 1932; died on June 14, 1994 of pancreatic cancer; had previously been married.

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father:
Carmine Coppola. Composer, arranger, conductor. Born in 1910; died in 1991; scored "The Godfather, Part II".
mother:
Italia Coppola.
uncle:
Archimedes Coppola. Engineer, musician. Born in 1909; died in 1927.
uncle:
Michael Coppola. Inventor. Born in 1914.
uncle:
Antonio Coppola. Conductor. Born in 1917; conducted symphony orchestras, orchestras for opera companies and Broadway musicals like "My Fair Lady".
brother:
August Floyd Coppola. Writer, professor. Born in 1934; served as dean of San Francisco State University.
brother:
Francis Ford Coppola. Director, screenwriter, producer, vintner. Born in 1939; directed Shire in "The Godfather" trilogy.
sister-in-law:
Eleanor Neil Coppola. Filmmaker. Born in 1936; married to Francis Ford Coppola; made documentary "Hearts of Darkness" in 1991.
nephew:
Marc Coppola. Actor, disc jockey. Born in 1957; son of August Coppola.
nephew:
Christopher Coppola. Director, producer, screenwriter. Born in 1962; father, August Coppola; directed Shire in "Deadfall" (1993).
nephew:
Gian-Carlo Coppola. Born in 1963; killed in a boating accident in 1986; father, Francis Ford Coppola.
nephew:
Nicolas Cage. Actor. Born in 1964; father, August Coppola; won Oscar for acting in "Leaving Las Vegas"; married to and divorced from Patricia Arquette.
nephew:
Roman Coppola. Director. Born in 1965; son of Francis Ford Coppola.
step-son:
John Schwartzman.
step-daughter:
Stephanie Schwartzman.
son:
Matthew Orlando Shire. Born on September 18, 1975; father, David Shire.
son:
Jason Schwartzman. Musician, actor. Born on June 26, 1980; father, Jack Schwartzman; acted in leading role in the quirky comedy "Rushmore".
son:
Robert Schwartzman. Actor. Born on December 24, 1982; father, Jack Schwartzman.
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