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.

Actress, producer, director
Birth Details
April 25, 1946
Jamaica, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • 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.
  • Videos
  • Constanzia "Connie" Corleone Rizzi, The Godfather Trilogy:1901-1980 (also known as The Godfather Saga and The Godfather Trilogy),1992

Further Reference


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

    User Contributions:

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    Nov 27, 2011 @ 2:14 pm
    I really hate that she passed, but what was the cause of her passing?
    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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