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Also Known As: Raffaele Vallone Died: November 3, 2002
Born: February 17, 1916 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Italy Profession: actor, soccer player, critic, reporter

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A former journalist turned handsome, muscle-bound lead of international films, Vallone came to prominence co-starring in Giuseppe De Santis' eroticized neorealist landmark, "Riso Amaro/Bitter Rice" (1949). He subsequently appeared opposite Sophia Loren in "Two Women" (1960), won praise for his performance in Sidney Lumet's "A View From the Bridge" (1962). He has played a number of priest roles, notably in Otto Preminger's "The Cardinal" (1963), Henry Hathaway's "Nevada Smith" (1966) and Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather, Part III" (1990).

A former journalist turned handsome, muscle-bound lead of international films, Vallone came to prominence co-starring in Giuseppe De Santis' eroticized neorealist landmark, "Riso Amaro/Bitter Rice" (1949). He subsequently appeared opposite Sophia Loren in "Two Women" (1960), won praise for his performance in Sidney Lumet's "A View From the Bridge" (1962). He has played a number of priest roles, notably in Otto Preminger's "The Cardinal" (1963), Henry Hathaway's "Nevada Smith" (1966) and Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather, Part III" (1990).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Toni (1999)
4.
5.
 Scarlet and the Black, The (1983) Father Vittorio
6.
7.
 Retour a Marseille (1980) Michel
9.
 Time to Die, A (1979) Genco Bari
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1948:
Film debut, "Bitter Rice"
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Opera directing debut, Bellini's "Norma"
:
Produced own plays, including "Forbidden? By Whom?" In Italy
1961:
English-speaking debut, "El Cid"
1939:
Gave up his sporting activities as result of unlucky competition in Vienna
1945:
Wrote for a newspaper in Turin, while also reviewing film and theater for the Italian journal, "La Stampa"
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Education

University of Turin: -
University of Turin: -

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wife:
Elena Varzi. Actor. Born in 1920 in Rome.

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