Anna Kashfi
British actor
Anna Kashfi
Anna Kashfi is an Anglo-Indian former film actress, who had a brief Hollywood career in the 1950s and is best known for having been married to Marlon Brando.
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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over Christian Brando's Death Settled - The Beverly Hills Courier
Google News - over 5 years
Dr. Jay Doostan, a Beverly Hills internist, was named in a wrongful death lawsuit filed in January 2010 by Anna Kashfi. "All I can say ... is that the matter is being dismissed," said Kashfi's attorney, Joel Pipes. The suit alleged Doostan was
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Marlon Brando's Welsh relative fights for return of actor's ashes - WalesOnline
Google News - over 5 years
The Hollywood legend's ex-wife Anna Kashfi, who grew up as Joan O'Callaghan, has filed legal documents in Los Angeles to take back possession of Brando's cremated remains. She claims they are being held “hostage” by Donna Geon, the ex-girlfriend of
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Marlon Brando, Screen Giant Of Electric Intensity, Dies at 80
NYTimes - over 12 years
Marlon Brando, the rebellious prodigy who electrified a generation and forever transformed the art of screen acting but whose obstinacy and eccentricity prevented him from fully realizing the promise of his early genius, died on Thursday at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 80. The cause was pulmonary fibrosis, said Jay Cantor, a family spokesman. In
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A Daughter Of Brando Kills Herself in Tahiti
NYTimes - almost 22 years
Marlon Brando's daughter Cheyenne, who had been depressed since her lover was killed by her half-brother five years ago, committed suicide on Sunday, relatives said yesterday. The body of Ms. Brando, 25, was found hanging in a bedroom at her mother's home in Tahiti, the relatives said. Her doctors have said she tried to take her own life at least
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Marlon Brando Agrees to Tell His Life Story
NYTimes - almost 26 years
Random House has paid a seven-figure sum for the world rights to Marlon Brando's autobiography, a book sought for many years by publishers but persistently resisted by the reclusive actor. George Englund, a friend of Mr. Brando who acted as his agent during negotiations for the book, said the movie star had "reached a point in his life when there
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Brando's Son Held in Killing
NYTimes - almost 27 years
LEAD: A 26-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday night on the estate of the actor Marlon Brando, and the police said today that Mr. Brando's son Christian had admitted the slaying. A 26-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday night on the estate of the actor Marlon Brando, and the police said today that Mr. Brando's son Christian had admitted
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NYTimes - over 33 years
PRESSING two children close to her, On Soon Whang bowed her head and began to cry. Then she gazed around the Dobbs Ferry living room filled with American parents and their adopted Korean children and said softly: ''I'm sorry for my tears, but this is a dream. I'm always thinking - how are the children? How are they doing, and how are they
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Anna Kashfi
  • 2008
    Age 73
    Christian Brando died of pneumonia in Los Angeles in 2008, aged 49.
    More Details Hide Details Kashfi has one grandson, Michael Brando (born 1988).
  • 1974
    Age 39
    Kashfi married James Hannaford, a salesman, in 1974.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1990s, her son, Christian, whom she called "Devi", was tried for killing his half-sister Cheyenne Brando's boyfriend, Dag Drollet.
  • 1957
    Age 22
    Kashfi married Marlon Brando on October 11, 1957, and they were divorced on April 22, 1959.
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  • 1956
    Age 21
    She had met Brando in the summer of 1956 and dated all through that year and all through 1957.
    More Details Hide Details According to The New York Times (October 14, 1957), though Kashfi's parents had been identified as the O'Callaghans, she did not identify them as her parents on her marriage license, instead stating that her father was Devi Kashfi and her mother was Selma Ghose; a friend of the bride stated that Kashfi's purported Indian father had died six weeks before the Brandos' wedding. The O'Callaghans' were adamant that Kashfi was their child, and William O'Callaghan was quoted in Time magazine as saying, "That's our daughter, and both me and missus were born in London." The magazine further stated that "MGM, which likes Johanna-Anna in her off-shoulder sari, first hedged, then admitted her identity." The Brandos had a son, Christian Devi Brando, (1958–2008), and fought bitterly over custody of the boy, with Brando eventually obtaining custody.
  • 1934
    Born on September 30, 1934.
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