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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:
Movie Vino Santo – Es lebe die Liebe, es lebe der Wein 2001-01-01
Known For
Poster of 1001 Nights
Poster of The Desperate Ones
Poster of Rome 11:00
Movie Vino Santo – Es lebe die Liebe, es lebe der Wein Nonno 2001-01-01
Movie The First Circle Pyotr Makaraguine 1992-02-25
Movie A Season of Giants Ambasciatore spagnolo 1991-11-04
Movie Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker 1991-10-28
Movie The Godfather: Part III Cardinal Lamberto 1990-12-25
Movie Der Bierkönig Der Baron 1988-01-01
Series Christopher Columbus Jose Vizinho 1985-03-07
Movie A Time To Die Genco Bari 1983-06-01
Movie The Scarlet and the Black Father Vittorio 1983-02-02
Movie Season of Peace in Paris 1981-07-01
Movie Lion of the Desert Colonel Diodiece 1981-04-17
Movie Retour à Marseille Michel - un émigré de retour à Marseille 1980-01-02
Movie An Almost Perfect Affair Federico 'Freddie' Barone 1979-04-27
Movie The Greek Tycoon Spyros Tomasis 1978-05-12
Movie The Devil's Advocate Bishop Aurelio 1977-10-26
Movie The Other Side of Midnight Constantin Demeris 1977-06-08
Series The Other Side of Midnight Constantin Demeris 1977-06-08
Movie That Lucky Touch Gen. Peruzzi 1976-01-02
Movie Rosebud George Nikolaos 1975-03-24
Movie The 'Human' Factor Dr. Lupo 1975-01-01
Movie The Girl in Room 2A Mr. Dreese 1974-07-01
Movie Simona Marcelle's Uncle 1974-02-22
Movie Católicos Father General 1973-11-29
Movie Honor Thy Father Joseph Bonnano 1973-03-01
Movie Summertime Killer Lazaro Alfredi 1972-07-01
Movie The Kremlin Letter 1970-02-01
Movie Death Occurred Last Night Amanzio Berzaghi 1970-09-05
Movie Cannon for Cordoba Córdoba 1970-10-01
Movie The Italian Job Altabani 1969-06-02
Movie 1001 Nights Hixxum 1968-12-02
Movie Volver a vivir 1968-02-12
Movie The Desperate Ones Victor 1967-01-01
Movie Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die Mr. Ardonian 1966-09-08
Movie Nevada Smith Father Zaccardi 1966-06-10
Movie Harlow Marino Bello 1965-06-23
Movie Una voglia da morire 1965-04-22
Movie The Secret Invasion Roberto Rocca 1964-09-16
Movie The Cardinal Cardinal 1963-12-12
Movie A View from the Bridge Eddie Carbone 1962-01-19
Movie Phaedra Thanos 1962-01-01
Movie El Cid Count Ordóñez 1961-10-24
Movie Two Women Giovanni 1960-12-23
Movie Recourse in Grace Mario di Donati 1960-05-19
Movie The Apartment Alberto Fiorini 1960-01-01
Movie No Escape Gino Carsone 1958-06-25
Movie Vengeance Luis 'El Torcido' 1958-05-02
Movie The Violet Seller Fernando 1958-04-06
Movie Guendalina Guido Redaelli, padre di Guendalina 1957-03-14
Series Jane Eyre Rochester 1957-03-09
Movie Rose Bernd Arthur Streckmann 1957-01-31
Movie Les Possédées Angelo 1956-05-30
Movie The Sign of Venus Ignazio Bolognini 1955-03-12
Movie Le souffle de la liberté Gérard 1955-01-01
Movie Daughters of Destiny Callias (segment "Lysistrata") 1954-01-21
Movie Siluri umani Commandante Carlo Ferri 1954-01-01
Movie The Boarder Silvio, il sindaco di Pontorno 1954-06-12
Movie Storm André 1954-04-16
Movie Obsession Aldo Giovanni 1954-10-28
Movie Thérèse Raquin Laurent 1953-11-06
Movie Perdonami! 1953-02-18
Movie Sunday Heroes 1952-12-30
Movie Los ojos dejan huellas Martín Jordán 1952-09-12
Movie Anita Garibaldi 1952-08-14
Movie Don Juan's Night of Love Mandrin 1952-03-08
Movie Rome 11:00 Carlo the artist 1952-02-27
Movie Anna Andrea 1951-12-20
Movie The Forbidden Christ Bruno Baldi 1951-06-08
Movie Il bivio Aldo Marchi 1951-03-19
Movie The Path of Hope Saro Cammarata 1950-11-22
Movie The White Line Domenico 1950-09-26
Movie Under the Olive Tree Francesco Dominici 1950-09-10
Movie Bitter Rice Marco 1949-09-21