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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 Christopher Columbus
Poster of The Italian Job
Poster of Il mulino del Po
Poster of El Cid
Movie Vino Santo – Es lebe die Liebe, es lebe der Wein Nonno 2001-01-01
Movie Toni 1999-01-20
Movie The First Circle Pyotr Makaraguine 1992-02-25
Movie Mit dem Herzen einer Mutter Fedrico DeConti 1992-11-22
Movie Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker 1991-10-28
Movie A Season of Giants Ambasciatore spagnolo 1991-11-04
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 The Scarlet and the Black Father Vittorio 1983-02-02
Movie A Time To Die Genco Bari 1983-06-01
Movie I Remember Nelson Caracciolo 1982-04-14
Movie Lion of the Desert Colonel Diodiece 1981-04-17
Movie Season of Peace in Paris Unknown 1981-07-01
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 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 The 'Human' Factor Dr. Lupo 1975-01-01
Movie Rosebud George Nikolaos 1975-03-24
Movie That Lucky Touch General Peruzzi 1975-08-07
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 The Kremlin Letter Unknown 1970-02-01
Movie Cannon for Cordoba Córdoba 1970-10-01
Movie Death Occurred Last Night Amanzio Berzaghi 1970-09-05
Movie The Italian Job Altabani 1969-06-02
Movie Volver a vivir Luis Rubio 1968-02-12
Movie 1001 Nights Hixxum 1968-12-02
Movie The Desperate Ones Victor 1967-01-01
Movie Nevada Smith Father Zaccardi 1966-06-10
Movie Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die Mr. Ardonian 1966-09-08
Movie Una voglia da morire Unknown 1965-04-22
Movie Harlow Marino Bello 1965-06-23
Movie The Secret Invasion Roberto Rocca 1964-09-16
Series Il mulino del Po Lazzaro Scacerni 1963-01-13
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 El Cid Count Ordóñez 1961-10-24
Movie The Apartment Alberto Fiorini 1960-01-01
Movie Two Women Giovanni 1960-12-22
Movie Recourse in Grace Mario di Donati 1960-05-19
Movie The Violet Seller Fernando 1958-04-06
Movie No Escape Gino Carsone 1958-06-25
Movie Vengeance Luis 'El Torcido' 1958-05-02
Movie Rose Bernd Arthur Streckmann 1957-01-31
Movie Guendalina Guido Redaelli, padre di Guendalina 1957-03-14
Series Jane Eyre Rochester 1957-03-09
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 Siluri umani Commandante Carlo Ferri 1954-01-01
Movie Daughters of Destiny Callias (segment "Lysistrata") 1954-01-21
Movie Obsession Aldo Giovanni 1954-10-28
Movie Storm André 1954-04-16
Movie The Boarder Silvio, il sindaco di Pontorno 1954-06-12
Movie Perdonami! 1953-02-18
Movie Thérèse Raquin Laurent 1953-11-06
Movie Anita Garibaldi 1952-08-14
Movie Rome 11:00 Carlo the artist 1952-02-27
Movie Don Juan's Night of Love Mandrin 1952-03-08
Movie Los ojos dejan huellas Martín Jordán 1952-09-12
Movie Sunday Heroes Unknown 1952-12-30
Movie The Forbidden Christ Bruno Baldi 1951-06-08
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