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Pier Angeli (19 June 1932 – 10 September 1971) was an Italian-born television and film actress. Her American cinematographic debut was in the starring role of the 1951 film Teresa, for which she won a Golden Globe Award. Twenty years later, she had been chosen to play a part in The Godfather, but died before filming began.
She had romantic relationships with actors Kirk Douglas and James Dean before going on to marry Vic Damone.
Born Anna Maria Pierangeli in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Her twin sister is the actress Marisa Pavan. Angeli made her film debut with Vittorio De Sica in Domani è troppo tardi (1950), after being spotted by director Léonide Moguy and De Sica. She was discovered by Hollywood, and MGM launched her in her first American film, Teresa (1951). Directed by Fred Zinnemann, this film also saw the joint debuts of Rod Steiger and John Ericson. Reviews for her performance in the film compared her to Greta Garbo, and she won the Golden Globe Award for New Star Of The Year – Actress. Under contract with MGM throughout the 1950s, she appeared in a series of films, including The Light Touch with Stewart Granger. Plans for a film of Romeo and Juliet with her and Marlon Brando fell through when a British-Italian production was announced.
Her next few films were respectable but unexciting: The Story of Three Loves (1953) with Kirk Douglas; Sombrero, in which she replaced an indisposed Ava Gardner; and Flame and the Flesh (1954), in which she lost her man to Lana Turner. After discovering Leslie Caron, another continental ingénue, MGM lent Angeli out to other studios. She went to Warner Bros. for The Silver Chalice, which marked the debut of Paul Newman, and she made Mam'zelle Nitouche with the French comic actor Fernandel. For Paramount, she should have had the role of Anna Magnani's daughter in The Rose Tattoo, but because motherhood interfered, the role went to her twin sister, Marisa Pavan, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the role. Angeli was lent out again, to Columbia, for Port Afrique (1956). She returned to MGM for Somebody Up There Likes Me as Paul Newman's long-suffering wife (James Dean had originally been expected to play the starring role, which went to Newman after Dean's death). She then appeared in The Vintage (1957) with Mel Ferrer and John Kerr, and finished her contract in Merry Andrew, starring Danny Kaye.
During the 1960s and until 1970, Angeli returned to live and work in Britain and Europe. Few of her films during that period were notable, despite a strong performance opposite Richard Attenborough in The Angry Silence (1960). She was reunited with Stewart Granger for Sodom and Gomorrah (1963), in which she played Lot's wife. She had a brief role in the war epic Battle of the Bulge (1965). 1968 found Angeli in Israel, top billed in Every Bastard a King, about events during that nation's recent war, but steady work was eluding her. It seemed as if her acting career might revive when she was picked to play a role in The Godfather, but she died soon before filming.
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Pier Angeli (19 June 1932 – 10 September 1971) was an Italian-born television and film actress. Her American cinematographic debut was in the starring role of the 1951 film Teresa, for which she won a Golden Globe Award. Twenty years later she was chosen to play a part in The Godfather, but died before filming began.
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Pier Angeli died on 10th September, 1971. Her last relationship was with Armando Trovajoli, they were married for 6 years.
During her life she was married to Armando Trovajoli from 1962 to 1969 and Vic Damone from 1954 to 1958.
She also dated Stelvio Rossi in 1960, Fabrizio Capucci in 1960, Christian Pezey in 1960, Gianfranco Piacentini in 1960, Maurizio Arena in 1960, Yale Wexler in 1958, Bob Neal in 1954, Eddie Fisher in 1954, Lance Fuller in 1954, Oleg Cassini in 1954, Prince Mahmoud Pahlavi in 1954, Tommy Rall in 1954, Carlos Thompson in 1952, Kirk Douglas from 1952 to 1953, Raul De surandel in 1952, Jim Lillburn in 1952, James Dean from 1952 to 1953, Francesco Matarazzo in 1951, Richard Anderson in 1951, Brandon Toomey in 1951, John Drew Barrymore in 1951, Arthur M. Loew Jr. in 1950, John Ericson in 1950, Raymond Burr, Miguel Allemande, Clark Gable, Buddy Bregman, Dewey Martin and Donald O'Connor.
Pier Angeli was rumored to have hooked up with Richard Attenborough.
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