Birth Name: La Magnani Nannarella
Born: 7 March 1908 Died: 26 September 1973
Country of origin: Italy
Height: 5' 3"
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Description: Anna Magnani (March 7, 1908 - September 26, 1973) was an Italian actress. Born in Rome (although some biographies say Egypt), she was born illegitimate, and never knew who her father was. When she was abandoned by her mother at an early age, Anna was raised by her maternal grandmother. She attended the Academy of Dramatic Art in Rome, paying her way by working at nightclubs and cabarets. She had a small part in a silent film, Scampolo, in 1928, but did not become well-known until the 1940s, starring in Vittori DiSica's Teresa Venerdì and in Roma, città aperta (Open City). In 1955 she went to Hollywood, and starred in the fi ... (more)
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