Pier  Angeli

Pier Angeli

Female 1932 - 1971  (39 years)    Has one ancestor and one descendant in this family tree.

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  • Name Pier Angeli 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 19 Jun 1932  Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Sep 1971  Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I373702  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2004 

    Father NN Pierangeli 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
     1. Living
     
    Family ID F148318  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Living 
    Children 
     1. Perry Damone
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2004 
    Family ID F148303  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 James Byron Dean,   b. 8 Feb 1931, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1955, Cholame, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married
    • her mother blocked the union because Dean wasn't Catholic
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2004 
    Family ID F148302  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Marlon Brando,   b. 3 Apr 1924, Omaha, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 2004, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2004 
    Family ID F192122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Living 
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2004 
    Family ID F192147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Living 
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2004 
    Family ID F148304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Anna and her twin sister (Maria Pavan) both had their eyes on film since that was one of the big Italian pastimes. Anna adopted her surname and split it in half. Thus Pier Angeli was the name she would find fame. Her first role would be an uncredited part in 1948's THE MILLION DOLLAR NICKEL, an Italian production. Pier was 16 at the time and it was to be the first of many roles for this beautiful woman. The film was largely forgettable but it was a start. The following year Pier played in another Italian production called DOMANI E TROPPO TARDI. Again it was a very small role and she was not to be seen on the silver screen again until 1951. Between 1949 and 1951 she appeared in stage productions and found work in menial jobs. When she did return it was in the film THE LIGHT TOUCH as Anna Vasarri. Later that year she won the title role in TERESA. However, she again hit a drought with only one film in 1952 and two in 1953. 1954 was the year when things began to pick up with Hollywood beckoning at her door. After the Italian production of MAM'ZELLE NITOUCHE she caught the eyes of the Hollywood moguls who cast her in THE FLAME AND THE FLESH and THE SILVER CHALICE. Now she would be dividing her time between Italy and the US making movies. She married 4 which was to be a union that lasted only four years and produced one son. Now she was married and had three more films on her resume, but then she hit another drought. No film offers were made in 1955. In 1956, Pier landed the plum role of Norma Graziano (wife of fighter Rocky Graziano) in SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME opposite Paul Newman. The film was well-received at the box-office and Pier had hopes that things were going to pick up again. She played Ynez in PORT AFRIQUE later that year and then another drought ensued. After THE VINTAGE (1957), MERRY ANDREW (1958), and SOS PACIFIC (1959), Pier would again return in 1960 with three more films. Then once again 1961 saw no appearances. In 1962, Pier played Ildith in SODOM AND GOMORRAH and later that year played in a French production entitled AMMUTINAMENTO. After the Italian production of BANCO A BANGKOK she returned to the US for the hit production of BATTLE OF THE BULGE. After a handful of films between 1966 and 1970, Pier realized her dreams of super stardom were not to be. She had divorced her second husband (Armando Trovajoli) in 1969 and made her final appearance on the silver screen in 1971 which was a film called OCTAMAN.
      Anna adopted her surname and split it in half. Thus Pier Angeli was the name she would find fame. Her first role was an uncredited part in 1948's Million Dollar Nickel, The (1952), an Italian production. Pier was 16 at the time and it was to be the first of many roles for this beautiful woman. The film was largely forgettable but it was a start. The following year Pier played in another Italian production called Domani è troppo tardi (1949). Again it was a very small role and she was not seen on the silver screen again until 1951. Between 1949 and 1951 she appeared in stage productions and found work in menial jobs. When she did return it was in the film Light Touch, The (1952) as Anna Vasarri. Later that year she won the title role in Teresa (1951). However, she again hit a drought with only one film in 1952 and two in 1953. 1954 was the year when things began to pick up with Hollywood beckoning at her door. After the Italian production of Mam'zelle Nitouche (1954) she caught the eyes of the Hollywood moguls who cast her in Flame and the Flesh, The (1954) and Silver Chalice, The (1954). Now she divided her time between Italy and the US making movies.
      She married Vic Damone in 1954 which was a union that lasted only four years and produced one son.
      No film offers were made in 1955, but in 1956, Pier landed the plum role of Norma Graziano (wife of fighter Rocky Graziano) in Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) opposite Paul Newman. The film was well-received at the box-office and she had hopes that things were going to pick up again. She played Ynez in Port Afrique (1956) later that year and then another drought ensued. After Vintage, The (1957), Merry Andrew (1958), and SOS Pacific (1959), she made three more films in 1960. Then once again 1961 saw no appearances. In 1962, Pier played Ildith in Sodom and Gomorrah (1962) and later that year played in a French production entitled Ammutinamento, L' (1962). After the Italian production of Banco à Bangkok pour OSS 117 (1964) she returned to the US for the hit production of Battle of the Bulge (1965).
      After a handful of films between 1966 and 1970, Pier realized her dreams of super stardom were not to be. She had divorced her second husband (Armando Trovajoli) in 1969 and made her final appearance on the silver screen in 1971 which was a film called Octaman (1971). On September 10 of that year, Pier was found dead of a barbiturate overdose in her Beverly Hills, California home. She was only 39 years old.
    • (Medical):barbiturate overdose
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