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Raf Vallone

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Raffaele "Raf" Vallone (17 February 1916 – 31 October 2002) was an Italian actor and an international film star. Born in Tropea, Calabria, the son of a lawyer, Vallone attended Liceo classico Cavour in Turin, and studied Law and Philosophy at the University of Turin and entered his father's law firm. He played professional Football at a young age, playing in Serie A for Torino. He won an Italian Cup with his team in season 1935-1936. Subsequently, he became the editorial head of the culture section of L'Unità, then the official newspaper of the Italian Communist Party, and also a film and drama critic for the Turin newspaper La Stampa. During World War II, Vallone served with the Communist resistance. His first film appearance was as a sailor in We the Living (1942), but Vallone was not interested in an acting career. Nevertheless, he was cast as a soldier competing with Vittorio Gassman for the love of Silvana Mangano in Riso amaro (Bitter Rice) (1949). The film became a neo-realist classic and Vallone was launched on an international career. In 2001 he published his autobiography, L'alfabeto della memoria, with Gremese (Rome). Vallone was married to the actress Elena Varzi from 1952 until his death. They had three children, two of whom are actors, Eleonora Vallone and Saverio Vallone. He died in Rome on 31 October 2002. Description above from the Wikipedia article Raf Vallone, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 17, 1916 In Tropea, Calabria, Italy
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Bitter Rice 1949-09-21
Latest Project:
Series La vengeance aux yeux clairs 2016-09-08
Known For
Poster of Hunter
Poster of Shoestring
Poster of Nevada Smith
Poster of The Mike Douglas Show
Series La vengeance aux yeux clairs Laurent 2016-09-08
Series XIII Marino Bello 2008-10-06
Series Traveler Yami, Hat and Book Colonel Diodiece 2003-10-02
Movie Vino Santo – Es lebe die Liebe, es lebe der Wein Nonno 2001-01-01
Movie Mit dem Herzen einer Mutter Fedrico DeConti 1992-11-22
Movie A Season of Giants Ambasciatore spagnolo 1991-11-04
Movie The Godfather: Part III Cardinal Lamberto 1990-12-24
Movie Der Bierkönig Der Baron 1988-01-01
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Movie The Scarlet and the Black Father Vittorio 1983-02-02
Movie An Almost Perfect Affair Federico 'Freddie' Barone 1979-04-27
Series Shoestring George Nikolaos 1979-09-30
Movie Fame 1978-01-02
Movie The Greek Tycoon Spyros Tomasis 1978-05-12
Movie The Other Side of Midnight Constantin Demeris 1977-06-08
Movie The Devil's Advocate Bishop Aurelio 1977-10-26
Movie That Lucky Touch Gen. Peruzzi 1976-01-02
Movie The 'Human' Factor Dr. Lupo 1975-01-01
Movie Simona Marcelle's Uncle 1974-02-22
Movie The Girl in Room 2A Mr. Dreese 1974-07-01
Movie Honor Thy Father Joseph Bonnano 1973-03-01
Movie The Catholics Father General 1973-11-29
Movie Summertime Killer Lazaro Alfredi 1972-07-01
Movie Cannon for Cordoba General Héctor Cordoba 1970-10-01
Movie The Kremlin Letter 1970-02-01
Movie Death Occurred Last Night Amanzio Berzaghi 1970-09-04
Movie 1001 Nights Hixxum 1968-12-02
Movie Nevada Smith Father Zaccardi 1966-06-10
Movie Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die Mr. Ardonian 1966-09-08
Movie The Secret Invasion Roberto Rocca 1964-09-16
Movie The Cardinal Cardinal 1963-12-12
Movie Phaedra Thanos 1962-01-01
Movie A View from the Bridge Eddie Carbone 1962-01-19
Movie Two Women Giovanni 1961-05-09
Series The Mike Douglas Show Altabani 1961-12-11
Movie El Cid Count Ordóñez 1961-10-24
Movie La Garçonnière Alberto Fiorini 1960-01-01
Movie The Violet Seller Fernando 1958-04-06
Movie Vengeance Luis 'El Torcido' 1958-05-02
Movie Guendalina Guido Redaelli 1957-08-03
Movie Jane Eyre Rochester 1957-01-01
Movie Rose Bernd Arthur Streckmann 1957-01-31
Movie Le souffle de la liberté Gérard 1955-01-01
Movie The Sign of Venus Ignazio Bolognini 1955-03-12
Movie Siluri umani Commandante Carlo Ferri 1954-01-01
Movie Storm André 1954-04-16
Movie Obsession Aldo Giovanni 1954-10-28
Movie The Boarder Silvio, il sindaco di Pontorno 1954-06-12
Movie Perdonami! 1953-02-18
Movie Don Juan's Night of Love Mandrin 1952-03-08
Movie Anita Garibaldi 1952-08-14
Movie Rome 11:00 Carlo the artist 1952-02-27
Movie Sunday Heroes 1952-12-30
Movie Los ojos dejan huellas Martín Jordán 1952-09-12
Movie Il bivio Aldo Marchi 1951-03-19
Movie Anna Andrea 1951-12-20
Movie Under the Olive Tree Francesco Dominici 1950-09-10
Movie The White Line Domenico 1950-09-26
Movie The Path of Hope Saro Cammarata 1950-11-22
Movie Bitter Rice Marco 1949-09-21