Anna Magnani
Actress
Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani was an Italian stage and film actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress, along with four other international awards, for her portrayal of a Sicilian widow in The Rose Tattoo.Born in Rome, she worked her way through Rome's Academy of Dramatic Art by singing at night clubs.
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In edicola l'annata 1956 - Quattroruote
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Anna Magnani che vinse l'Oscar, la rivolta antisovietica in Ungheria, la tragedia di Marcinelle, in Belgio (262 morti). Poi l'indipendenza della Tunisia dalla Francia, i matrimoni di Grace Kelly con il principe Ranieri di Monaco e di Marilin Monroe con
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复古风来袭 手袋重现六十年代罗马 - 和讯网
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本系列的名字来自新写实主义年代的意大利银幕宠儿安娜-玛格纳妮(Anna Magnani)。她于1908年在罗马出生,六十年代曾与帕索里尼(Pier Paolo Pasolini)及法兰哥柴菲莱利(Franco Zafirelli)合作,并参演名音乐人及剧作
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SOUTH ON 101: Full moon fun - Santa Maria Times
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Tonight's film is the 1962 Italian “Mamma Rosa,” starting Anna Magnani as a prostitute attempting to reform. Next Friday's “Floating Weeds” is a 1959 film by Yasujiro Ozu, recounting an aging actor's reunion with a former lover and their son
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“FROM SAINT TO WHORE” THE INGRID BERGMAN CHEATING SCANDAL - The National Enquirer
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Rossellini immediately dropped the five women he was sleeping with including his star, the busty Anna Magnani. He fired Anna from his next production, “Stromboli”, promptly re-writing the juicy lead role for Ingrid. Initially, sparks flew between
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Is The Situation a Renaissance Man? - Wall Street Journal (blog)
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Let's liken the horror she experiences to that of the great actress Anna Magnani in “The Rose Tattoo” when she discovers that her late husband had been having an affair. Granted, Magnani is not from Florence, but, to add symmetry, she depicts a
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Marlon Brando Movie Schedule on TCM: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, THE FORMULA - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Cast: Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward. BW-121 mins, Letterbox Format 8:15 AM JULIUS CAESAR (1953) An all-star adaptation of Shakespeare's classic about Julius Caesar's assassination and its aftermath. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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Colori e sensualità al Medit Summer Fashion - BariLive.it
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... e soprattutto grazie a spigliate e carismatiche modelle, degli esempi di attrici rinomatissime nel mondo cinematografico: Anna Magnani, con l'abito de "La rosa tatuata" - che, a ricordiamo, era un film tutto italiano, ma redatto in inglese,
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Reggio Calabria, il CIS promuove il video “Sorelle d'Italia” - ntacalabria
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Si ricordano le donne del Risorgimento, tra cui Cristina di Belgioso ritratta nel film di Martone “Noi credevamo”, le varie donne del popolo interpretate dalla grande attrice Anna Magnani, la fotografa rivoluzionaria Cristina Modotti, la poetessa Alda
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Exclusive extract from 'My Dolce Vita: A Memoir' - Telegraph.co.uk
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Apparently, he was so furious because Anna Magnani, the number one Italian actress, was living in his suite at the Excelsior. The Excelsior was not only the most fashionable hotel in Rome, but also the one where most celebrities stayed
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Sila Festival, dopo la comicità spazio ancora al cinema d'autore - Catanzaro Informa
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Un film che vede la prestigiosa partecipazione di Nick Mancuso e la brillante interpretazione di Anna Magnani da parte della giovane attrice Antonella Civale. Le storie, che si intrecciano e si completano a vicenda, vedono le storie di un emigrato
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LAFF Panelist Recalls Dog Day Turnaround - mediabistro.com
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For example, when Anna Magnani, one of the stars of Lumet's 1960 drama The Fugitive Kind, died in 1973, the director told Pierson he couldn't help but smile a little upon first hearing the news
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Roma, nun fa la stupida, dacci una mano a chiamare il teatro Valle: Anna Magnani - Reset Italia
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Il luogo è Roma, il Teatro dove si svolge l'Appello con Evento, “Tutti al Teatro Valle per Anna Magnani!“, è il Valle, via del Teatro Valle-via del Melone 10 (ingresso artisti): alle ore 20.30 Domenica 19 giugno. L'invito è fatto a tutte e tutti,
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Nei 150 anni dell'Italia c'è anche Anna Magnani che dà volto sincero e ... - Pontediferro.org
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Ad Anna Magnani: la più grande attrice italiana del novecento è stata intitolata nello scorso mese di maggio, dopo l'oblio che ne ha avvolto la figura negli ultimi anni, una sala del Cinema Reale, all'ingresso del quartiere romano di Trastevere,
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Il Teatro Valle intitolato a Anna Magnani, la richiesta dell'Associazione a ... - News mag
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“Intitoliamo il Teatro Valle a Anna Magnani”: è questa la richiesta dell'Associazione Amici di Anna Magnani e del suo portavoce e fondatore Matteo Persica. Dal 26 settembre 1973, giorno della scomparsa dell'indimenticabile Nannarella, sono passati 37
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Anna Magnani
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1973
    Age 64
    Magnani died at the age of 65 in Rome from pancreatic cancer in 1973.
    More Details Hide Details Huge crowds gathered for the funeral. She was provisionally laid to rest in the family mausoleum of Roberto Rossellini; but then subsequently interred in the Cimitero Comunale of San Felice Circeo in southern Lazio.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1963
    Age 54
    Magnani in 1963 commented "I’m bored stiff with these everlasting parts as a hysterical, loud, working-class woman".
    More Details Hide Details In one of her last film roles, The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969), she co-starred with Anthony Quinn, and they played husband and wife in what Life magazine called "perhaps the most memorable fight since Jimmy Cagney smashed Mae Clarke in the face with a half a grapefruit." Magnani and Quinn did feud in private outside view of the cameras, however, and their animosity spilled over into their scenes: "By the time the movie makers were ready to shoot the fight scene, the stars were ready too. Magnani not only went for Quinn with the pasta and with a rolling pin, but with her foot; she kicked so hard she broke a bone in her right foot. She also bit him in the neck. 'That's not in the script', Quinn protested. Magnani snarled, 'I'm supposed to win this fight, remember?"
  • 1959
    Age 50
    Magnani worked with Tennessee Williams again for the 1959 film, The Fugitive Kind (originally titled, Orpheus Descending) directed by Sidney Lumet, in which she played Lady Torrance and starred with Marlon Brando.
    More Details Hide Details The original screenplay Orpheus Descending was another play inspired by Magnani, although she similarly did not feature in the Broadway play. In the film she played a woman "hardened by life's cruelties and a grief that will not fade." It also co-starred a young Joanne Woodward in one of her early roles. In an article he wrote for Life magazine Williams discussed why he chose her for the part: "Anna and I had both cherished the dream that her appearance in the part I created for her in The Fugitive Kind would be her greatest triumph to date... She is simply a rare being who seems to have about her a little lightning-shot cloud all her own. In a crowded room she can sit perfectly motionless and silent and still you feel the atmospheric tension of her presence, its quiver and hum in the air like a live wire exposed, and a mood of Anna's is like the presence of royalty."
  • FORTIES
  • 1955
    Age 46
    Her other well-known Hollywood films were The Rose Tattoo, which she won the best actress Oscar for in 1955, and The Fugitive Kind.
    More Details Hide Details During Benito Mussolini's rule, Magnani was known to make rude jokes about the Italian Fascist Party.
    She played the widowed mother of a teenage daughter in Daniel Mann's 1955 film, The Rose Tattoo, based on the play by Tennessee Williams.
    More Details Hide Details It co-starred Burt Lancaster, and was Magnani's first English speaking role in a mainstream Hollywood movie, winning her the Academy Award for Best Actress. Lancaster, who played the role of a "lusty truck driver", said that "if she had not found acting as an outlet for her enormous vitality, she would have become 'a great criminal'". Film historian John DiLeo has written that Magnani's acting in the film "displays why she is inarguably one of the half dozen greatest screen actresses of all time", and added: "Whenever Magnani laughs or cries (which is often), it's as if you've never seen anyone laugh or cry before: has laughter ever been so burstingly joyful or tears so shatteringly sad? Tennessee Williams wrote the screenplay and based the character of Serafina on Magnani, as Williams was a great admirer of her acting abilities, and he even stipulated that the movie "must star what Time described as 'the most explosive emotional actress of her generation, Anna Magnani." In his Memoirs, Williams described why he insisted on Magnani playing this role: "Anna Magnani was magnificent as Serafina in the movie version of Tattoo. She was as unconventional a woman as I have known in or out of my professional world, and if you understand me at all, you must know that in this statement I am making my personal estimate of her honesty, which I feel was complete. She never exhibited any lack of self-assurance, any timidity in her relations with that society outside of whose conventions she quite publicly existed. she looked absolutely straight into the eyes of whomever she confronted and during that golden time in which we were dear friends, I never heard a false word from her mouth."
    Playwright Tennessee Williams became an admirer of her acting and wrote The Rose Tattoo specifically for her to star in, a role for which she received an Oscar in 1955.
    More Details Hide Details After meeting director Goffredo Alessandrini she received her first screen role in La cieca di Sorrento (The Blind Woman of Sorrento) (1934) and later achieved international fame in Rossellini's Rome, Open City (1945), considered the first significant movie to launch the Italian neorealism movement in cinema. As an actress she became recognized for her dynamic and forceful portrayals of "earthy lower-class women" in such films as L'Amore (1948), Bellissima (1951), The Rose Tattoo (1955), The Fugitive Kind (1959) and Mamma Roma (1962). As early as 1950 Life magazine had already stated that Magnani was "one of the most impressive actresses since Garbo". Magnani's parentage and birthplace are uncertain. Some sources suggest she was born in Rome, other in Egypt. Her mother was Marina Magnani. The film director, Franco Zeffirelli, who claimed to know Magnani well, states in his autobiography that she was born in Alexandria, Egypt, to an Italian-Jewish mother and Egyptian father, and that "only later did she become Roman when her grandmother brought her over and raised her in one of the Roman slum districts." Magnani herself stated that her mother was married in Egypt but returned to Rome before giving birth to her at Porta Pia; and did not know how the rumour of her Egyptian birth got started. She was enrolled in a French convent school in Rome where she learned to speak French and play the piano.
  • 1953
    Age 44
    Magnani then went on to star as Camille (stage name: Columbine) in Jean Renoir's film Le Carrosse d'or (also known as The Golden Coach) in 1953.
    More Details Hide Details Here she played a woman torn between three men - a soldier, a bullfighter, and a viceroy. Renoir called her "the greatest actress I have ever worked with".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1942
    Age 33
    Magnani had a love affair with the actor Massimo Serato, by whom she had her only child, a son named Luca, who was born on October 29, 1942 in Rome, after her separation from Alessandrini.
    More Details Hide Details Magnani's life was struck by tragedy when Luca came down with crippling polio at only 18 months of age. He never regained use of his legs. As a result, she spent most of her early earnings for specialists and hospitals. After once seeing a legless war veteran drag himself along the sidewalk, she said, "I realize now that it's worse when they grow up", and resolved to earn enough to "shield him forever from want". In 1945 she fell in love with director Roberto Rossellini while working on Roma, Città Aperta (AKA Rome, Open City (1945). "I thought at last I had found the ideal man... He had lost a son of his own and I felt we understood each other. Above all, we had the same artistic conceptions." Rossellini had become violent, volatile and possessive, and they argued constantly about films or out of jealousy. "In fits of rage they threw crockery at each other." As artists, however, they complemented each other well while working on neorealist films. The two finally split apart when Rossellini fell in love with and married, Ingrid Bergman.
  • 1941
    Age 32
    In 1941, Magnani starred in Teresa Venerdì (Friday Theresa) with the writer and director Vittorio De Sica.
    More Details Hide Details He called this Magnani's "first true film". In it she plays Loletta Prima, the girlfriend of De Sica’s character, Pietro Vignali. De Sica described Magnani's laugh as "loud, overwhelming, and tragic". During her career Magnani worked alongside a number of the most pre-eminent directors and screenwriters; including Roberto Rossellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, Jean Renoir, Sidney Lumet, and Tennessee Williams. Her film career had spread over almost 20 years before she gained international renown as Pina in Roberto Rossellini's neorealist milestone Roma, città aperta (Rome, Open City, 1945). Her harrowing death scene remains one of cinema's most devastating moments. The film was about Italy's final days under German occupation during World War II where Magnani gave a "brilliant performance" as a woman who dies fighting to protect her husband, an underground fighter against the Nazis.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1935
    Age 26
    She married her first film director, Goffredo Alessandrini, in 1935, two years after he discovered her on stage.
    More Details Hide Details After they married, she retired from full-time acting to "devote herself exclusively to her husband", although she continued to play smaller film parts. They separated in 1942.
  • 1934
    Age 25
    The two married the same year, and he subsequently directed her in her first major film role in The Blind Woman of Sorrento (La Cieca di Sorrento) in 1934.
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  • 1933
    Age 24
    Early film roles In 1933 she was acting in experimental plays in Rome when she was discovered by Italian filmmaker Goffredo Alessandrini.
    More Details Hide Details He had been one of the first Italian filmmakers to make use of sound.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1908
    Born
    Born on March 7, 1908.
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