Anna Magnani

Anna Magnani


Anna Magnani
Film: North side of the 6300 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born March 7, 1908 in Rome, Italy
Died Sept. 26, 1973 of cancer in Rome, Italy

Anna Magnani, an Italian actress, rose to fame in the early post World War II years with her performance in "Rome Open City."

Her talent won her a scholarship in Rome's St. Cecelia Dramatic Academy. After that came roles with touring companies and years of low pay.

It was 1934 before Magnani starred in films, turning out a string of productions little known outside Italy.

Her first American film was "The Rose Tattoo" with Burt Lancaster, a role that brought her wide fame and the 1955 Oscar for best actress.

Other films Magnani starred in are "Wild Is the Wind," directed by George Cukor; "The Fugitive Kind," with Marlon Brando and Joanne Woodward; "The Secret of Santa Vittoria," with Anthony Quinn; and the 1972 Italian made for television movie "1870," with Marcello Mastroianni.

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1955 Best Actress The Rose Tattoo Win
    1957 Best Actress Wild Is the Wind Nomination

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