Anna Magnani


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Anna Magnani (7 March 1908 – 26 September 1973) 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. During her career, her only child was stricken by polio ... more »

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  • ''Great passions, my dear, don't exist: they're liars' fantasies. What do exist are little loves that may last for a short or a longer while.''
    Anna Magnani (1918-1973), Egyptian-born Italian actor. Quoted in Oriana Fallaci, "Anna Magnani," The Egotists (1963).
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