Talia Shire Biography (1946-1994)

Original name, Talia Rose Coppola; born April 25, 1946, in Jamaica, NY; daughter of Carmine (an arranger and composer) and Italia (maiden name, Pennino) Coppola; sister of Francis Ford Coppola (a director); married David Lee Shire,March 29, 1970 (divorced, c. 1978); married Jack Schwartzman (a producer), August 23, 1980 (some sources cite 1979; died, 1994); children: (first marriage) Matthew Orlando; (second marriage) Jason Francesco (an actor), Robert Coppola. Addresses: Agent: House of Representatives Talent Agency, 4000 South Beverly Dr., Suite 101, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, producer, director
Birth Details
April 25, 1946
Jamaica, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • First girlfriend, The Wild Racers, 1968
  • (As Talia Coppola) Nurse Cora, The Dunwich Horror, American International Pictures, 1971
  • Coralee, Gas-s-s (also known as Gas! Or It Became Necessary toDestroy the World in Order to Save It and Gas-s-s-s ... or, It May Become Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It), 1971
  • The Christian Licorice Store, National General, 1971
  • Constanzia "Connie" Corleone Rizzi, The Godfather (also known as Mario Puzo's The Godfather), Paramount, 1972
  • Makeup girl, Funerale a Los Angeles (also known as The OutsideMan and Un homme est mort), United Artists, 1973
  • Constanzia "Connie" Corleone, The Godfather, Part II (also known as Mario Puzo's The Godfather, Part II), Paramount, 1974
  • Adrian, Rocky, United Artists, 1977
  • Diane Cruise, Old Boyfriends, Avco-Embassy, 1979
  • Adrian, Rocky II, United Artists, 1979
  • Maggie Verne, Prophecy (also known as Prophecy: The Monster Movie), 1979
  • Emily Hollander, Windows, United Artists, 1980
  • Adrian, Rocky III, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982
  • Adrian, Rocky IV, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1985
  • Reel Horror, 1985
  • Mrs. Jones, Rad (also known as RAD), 1986
  • Dr. Tedra Rosen, Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star (also known as Hyper Sapien), 1986
  • Charlotte, "Life without Zoe," New York Stories, 1989
  • Adrian, Rocky V, 1990
  • Constanzia "Connie" Corleone, The Godfather: Part III (also knownas Mario Puzo's The Godfather: Part III), 1990
  • Sister Martha, Cold Heaven, 1991
  • Claire, Bed and Breakfast, 1992
  • Sam, Deadfall, 1993
  • Jaime's mother, A River Made to Drown In, Showcase Entertainment, 1997
  • Melanie Leroy, The Landlady, Trimark, 1998
  • Lacey, Divorce: A Contemporary Western, 1998
  • Roberta, Can I Play?, 1998
  • Mr. Price, Palmer's Pick Up, Winchester Films, 1999
  • Caminho dos sonhos (also known as Um sonho no caroco do abacate), 1999
  • Marsha Chambers, Lured Innocence, Filmwave Pictures, 1999
  • Marilyn Coffey, The Visit, Urbanworld Films, 2000
  • Your Aura Is Throbbing, 2000
  • Contessa Bazinni, The Whole Shebang, 2 Match, 2000
  • Film Work
  • Producer (with Jack Schwartzman), Never Say Never Again, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Producer (with Schwartzman) Lionheart (also known as Lionheart:The Children's Crusade), Orion, 1986
  • Executive producer, Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star (also known as Hyper Sapien), 1986
  • Director, One Night Stand (also known as Before the Night),1995
  • Associate producer, The Landlady, Trimark, 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Teresa Santoro, Rich Man, Poor Man (also known as Rich Man, Poor Man--Book I), ABC, 1976
  • Family member, A Century of Women, Cable News Network, 1994
  • Movies
  • Adelaide Laurie, Foster and Laurie, 1975
  • Rosalie Asher, Kill Me If You Can (also known as The Caryl Chessman Story), NBC, 1977
  • Daddy, I Don't Like It Like This, 1978
  • Gina Moran, Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife, NBC, 1987
  • Jean Clemens, Mark Twain and Me, The Disney Channel, 1991
  • Getting There, HBO, 1991
  • Millie Katourian, For Richer, for Poorer (also known as Father,Son, and the Mistress), HBO, 1992
  • Maggie, Chantilly Lace, Showtime, 1993
  • She's So Lovely, 1997
  • Donna Nolan, Born into Exile, NBC, 1997
  • Specials
  • Sunday Night with Larry King, Cable News Network, 1990
  • The Godfather Family: A Look Inside, HBO, 1991
  • Michael's mother, Please, God, I'm Only Seventeen, CBS, 1992
  • Sports on the Silver Screen, HBO, 1997
  • Sylvester Stallone, Arts and Entertainment, 1997
  • Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Ally Sheedy, Lifetime, 1999
  • Episodic
  • Wilma, "Rip Van Winkle," Faerie Tale Theatre, 1982
  • "A Star Is Bared," Blossom, NBC, 1995
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The Movie Awards, CBS, 1991
  • The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards, 1991
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Murderer's Keep (also known as The Butcher and Maxie), 1988
  • Stage Work
  • Producer of Golden Child, Broadway production.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Constanzia "Connie" Corleone Rizzi, The Godfather Trilogy:1901-1980 (also known as The Godfather Saga and The Godfather Trilogy),1992

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • People Weekly, October 16, 1995, p. 153.

    User Contributions:

    Report this comment as inappropriate
    Nov 27, 2011 @ 2:14 pm
    I really hate that she passed, but what was the cause of her passing?
    Chaplin
    Report this comment as inappropriate
    Sep 3, 2012 @ 9:21 pm
    She hasn't, she is still alive. Her husband passed away.

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