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Also Known As: Raffaele Vallone Died: November 3, 2002
Born: February 17, 1916 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Italy Profession: actor, soccer player, reporter, critic

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A former journalist turned handsome, muscle-bound lead of international films, Vallone came to prominence co-starring in Giuseppe De Santis' eroticized neorealist landmark, "Riso Amaro/Bitter Rice" (1949). He subsequently appeared opposite Sophia Loren in "Two Women" (1960), won praise for his performance in Sidney Lumet's "A View From the Bridge" (1962). He has played a number of priest roles, notably in Otto Preminger's "The Cardinal" (1963), Henry Hathaway's "Nevada Smith" (1966) and Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather, Part III" (1990).

A former journalist turned handsome, muscle-bound lead of international films, Vallone came to prominence co-starring in Giuseppe De Santis' eroticized neorealist landmark, "Riso Amaro/Bitter Rice" (1949). He subsequently appeared opposite Sophia Loren in "Two Women" (1960), won praise for his performance in Sidney Lumet's "A View From the Bridge" (1962). He has played a number of priest roles, notably in Otto Preminger's "The Cardinal" (1963), Henry Hathaway's "Nevada Smith" (1966) and Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather, Part III" (1990).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Toni (1999)
2.
 Godfather, Part III, The (1990) Cardinal Lamberto
4.
 Pouvoir du Mal, Le (1985) Lab Director
5.
 Scarlet and the Black, The (1983) Father Vittorio
6.
 Lion of the Desert (1981) Colonel Diodiece
7.
 Retour a Marseille (1980) Michel
8.
 Time to Die, A (1979) Genco Bari
9.
 Arthur Miller on Home Ground (1979) Himself
10.
 Almost Perfect Affair, An (1979) Freddie
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Milestones close milestones

1939:
Gave up his sporting activities as result of unlucky competition in Vienna
1945:
Wrote for a newspaper in Turin, while also reviewing film and theater for the Italian journal, "La Stampa"
1948:
Film debut, "Bitter Rice"
1961:
English-speaking debut, "El Cid"
:
Produced own plays, including "Forbidden? By Whom?" In Italy
:
Opera directing debut, Bellini's "Norma"
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Education

University of Turin: -
University of Turin: -

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wife:
Elena Varzi. Actor. Born in 1920 in Rome.

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