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Also Known As: Died:
Born: November 15, 1951 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Columbus, Ohio, USA Profession: actor, producer, singer, animator, sold vacuum cleaners by phone

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A striking and sultry blue-eyed blonde performer, Beverly D'Angelo could be a household name, if only she cared to be. Multi-talented, she first gravitated to art, working in the animation department of Hanna-Barbera before moving to Canada to pursue her singing career, most notably with rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins. It was there that Gower Champion spotted her and cast her as Ophelia in his Canadian production of "Rockabye, Hamlet" (1975), which moved the next year to Broadway for a short run. After smaller roles in Woody Allen's "Annie Hall" and Michael Winner's "The Sentinel" (both 1977), D'Angelo gained wide attention as the rebellious debutante Sheila in Milos Forman's highly acclaimed film version of "Hair" (1979). She secured her reputation with a compelling portrayal of Patsy Cline in Michael Apted's "Coal Miner's Daughter" (1980), singing with style and accuracy the Patsy Cline songs for a soundtrack album which went gold.

A striking and sultry blue-eyed blonde performer, Beverly D'Angelo could be a household name, if only she cared to be. Multi-talented, she first gravitated to art, working in the animation department of Hanna-Barbera before moving to Canada to pursue her singing career, most notably with rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins. It was there that Gower Champion spotted her and cast her as Ophelia in his Canadian production of "Rockabye, Hamlet" (1975), which moved the next year to Broadway for a short run. After smaller roles in Woody Allen's "Annie Hall" and Michael Winner's "The Sentinel" (both 1977), D'Angelo gained wide attention as the rebellious debutante Sheila in Milos Forman's highly acclaimed film version of "Hair" (1979). She secured her reputation with a compelling portrayal of Patsy Cline in Michael Apted's "Coal Miner's Daughter" (1980), singing with style and accuracy the Patsy Cline songs for a soundtrack album which went gold.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Under the Bed (2017)
2.
 Wakefield (2016)
3.
 MF (2016)
4.
 Accidental Love (2015)
6.
 Good Mother, The (2013)
7.
 Bounty Killer (2013)
9.
 I Heart Shakey (2012)
10.
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Milestones close milestones

1981:
First of three movies with director John Schlesinger, "Honky Tonk Freeway"
1985:
Acted in John Cassavetes' "Big Trouble"
1990:
Sang eight songs for soundtrack and acted in "Daddy's Dyin' . . . Who's Got the Will?"
1991:
Played mysterious woman in Neil Jordan's "The Miracle"
1994:
Portrayed Kitty Menendez in miniseries "Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills" (CBS)
1996:
Picked up associate producer credit for "Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills" (also starred)
1999:
Played recurring role as a predatory film producer in the Showtime comedy series "Rude Awakening"
1999:
Co-starred opposite Donal McCann in "Illuminata", playing husband and wife theater managers at the turn of the 20th Century
2000:
Co-starred with Kyra Sedgwick in the short-lived ABC sitcom "Talk to Me"
2003:
Guest-starred on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
2008:
Appeared in "The House Bunny," co-starring Anna Faris, Colin Hanks and Emma Stone
2017:
Appeared in indie college comedy "Lady-Like"
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Education

American School: -

Notes

Some sources list 1954 as the year of Ms. D'Angelo's birth.

Contrary to popular opinion, D'Angelo's first released film was not "Annie Hall" (1977). That was the first film she shot, but it spent so long in post-production that another feature, "The Sentinel," although produced after "Annie Hall," arrived in theaters earlier.

About her first nude scene in "The Sentinel": "Michael Winner, the director, (convinced me to do it). After reading the script I said, 'Do you really think this is a role I should do? On page 60, I'm eating the brains out of someone's head!' He said, 'But my dear, you'll be eating the brains out of Chris Sarandon's head and he's just been nominated for an Academy Award for "Dog Day Afternoon".' I said, 'Okay, but on page 113, I'm a deaf-mute lesbian demon!' He said, 'But my dear, your partner will be Sylvia Miles and she's been nominated twice.' So my first nude scene was as a deaf-mute lesbian demon with a pair of cymbals, oddly enough." --Beverly D'Angelo in Movieline, May, 1995.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Milos Foreman. Met during filming of "Hair".
husband:
Lorenzo Salviati. Italian duke, descendant of Lorenzo de' Medici; married 1981; separated 1984; filed for divorce 1995.
companion:
Neil Jordan. Director, novelist. Together c. 1985 to 1991; directed D'Angelo in "The Miracle".
companion:
Anton Furst. Production designer. Worked on "Batman" and "Full Metal Jacket"; committed suicide soon after their breakup.
companion:
Scott Baio. Actor. Born in 1961; dated briefly in the 1990s; broke up over age difference.
companion:
Al Pacino. Actor. Together from c. 1997.
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Family close complete family listing

brother:
Jeff D'Angelo. Bass player. In Blue Martini jazz band with sister.
son:
Anton Pacino. Born on January 25, 2001; fraternal twin of Olivia; father, Al Pacino.
daughter:
Olivia Pacino. Born on January 25, 2001; fraternal twin of Anton; father, Al Pacino.

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