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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.
 Bounty Killer (2013)
2.
 Good Mother, The (2013)
4.
 I Heart Shakey (2012)
5.
6.
 Aussie & Ted (2009)
8.
 House Bunny, The (2008)
9.
 Battle for Terra (2007)
10.
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Milestones close milestones

1970:
Moved to Hollywood
:
Worked as cartoonist with Hanna-Barbera Studios drawing puffs of smoke in the background of "The Flintstones", among other cartoons
:
Performed with rock band Elephant
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Discovered by Gower Champion who cast her in "Rockabye, Hamlet" for small Canadian repertory company
1976:
Broadway debut as Ophelia in "Rockabye, Hamlet"
1976:
TV debut in NBC miniseries "Captains and the Kings"
1977:
Screen acting debut in "The Sentinel" (shot after "Annie Hall", in which D'Angelo also appeared, but released earlier in the year)
1980:
Played Patsy Cline in Michael Apted's "Coal Miner's Daughter"; did her own vocals to Cline's songs in movie
1981:
First of three movies with director John Schlesinger, "Honky Tonk Freeway"
1983:
Portrayed Ellen Griswold opposite Chevy Chase's Clark Griswold in "National Lampoon's Vacation", the first of four "Vacation" movies with Chase
1984:
Portrayed Stella in ABC TV remake of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire", starring Ann-Margret and Treat Williams
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:
Starred opposite Ed Harris in Off-Broadway production of Sam Shepard's "Simpatico"
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)
1997:
Reprised Ellen Griswold role for fourth vacation movie with Chase, "Vegas Vacation"; sang "Lovin' You"
1998:
Appeared in Tony Kaye's "American History X"
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
1999:
Delivered a delicious cameo as a wealthy former call girl in "Sugar Town"
2000:
Co-starred with Kyra Sedgwick in the short-lived ABC sitcom "Talk to Me"
2003:
Guest-starred on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
2005:
Joined the hit HBO series "Entourage,' playing the role of agent Barbara 'Babs' Miller
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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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