Shire, Talia 1946–

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Shire, Talia 1946–

(Talia Coppola, Tally Coppola, Talia Shire Schwartzman)


Original name, Talia Rose Coppola; born April 25, 1946, in Jamaica, NY (some sources say Lake Success, 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, 1978); married Jack Schwartzman (a producer), August 23, 1980 (died of pancreatic cancer, June 15, 1994); children: (first marriage) Matthew Orlando; (second marriage) Jason Francesco (an actor), Robert Carmine (an actor and musician). Education: Studied drama at Yale University for two years.

Career: Actress, producer, and director. Appeared in television commercials for Geico Insurance, 2006–07.

Member: Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors: Academy Award nomination, best actress in a supporting role, 1974, for The Godfather, Part II; Academy Award nomination, best actress in a leading role, Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture actress—drama, National Board of Review Award, best supporting actress, New York Film Critics Award, best supporting actress, 1976, New York Film Critics Circle Award, best supporting actress, 1977, all for Rocky; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best play, 1998, for Golden Child.


Film Appearances:

First girlfriend, The Wild Racers, 1968.

Sandy, Maxie (also known as Murderer's Keep, The Butcher, and The Butchers), 1970.

(As Talia Coppola) Nurse Cora, The Dunwich Horror, American International Pictures, 1971.

Coralee, Gas-s-s (also known as Gas! Or It Became Necessary to Destroy 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.

(As Talia Coppola) Last party guest, 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 Outside Man 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.

(Archive footage) Sandy, 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 known as Mario Puzo's "The Godfather: Part III"), 1990.

Sister Martha, Cold Heaven, 1991.

Claire, Bed and Breakfast, 1992.

Sam, Deadfall, 1993.

(Uncredited) Restaurant owner, She's So Lovely (also known as Call It Love), 1997.

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.

Ida Stern, 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.

Irena Sposato, Kiss the Bride, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

Patricia, Family Tree, 2003.

Mildred Green, Dunsmore, Image Entertainment, 2003.

Mrs. Silver, I Heart Huckabees (also known as I Love Huckabees), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2004.

Aunt Sophia, Pomegranate, 2005.

Herself, The Making of "Dunsmore" (documentary short), Image Entertainment, 2005.

Herself, I Heart Huckabees: Production Surveillance (documentary short), Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2005.

Herself, Molls and Dolls: The Women of Gangster Films (documentary short), Warner Home Video, 2006.

Herself, Morality and the Code: A How-To Manual for Hollywood (documentary short), Warner Home Video, 2006.

Stool Pigeons and Pine Overcoats: The Language of Gangster Films (documentary short), Warner Home Video, 2006.

Welcome to the Big House (documentary short), Warner Home Video, 2006.

Gangsters: The Immigrant's Hero (documentary short), Warner Home Video, 2006.

Adrian, Rocky Balboa, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2006.

Homo Erectus, 2007.

Rosario, Looking for Palladin, 2007.

Film Work:

Producer (with Jack Schwartzman), Never Say Never Again (also known as James Bond 007—Sag niemals nie), 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), TriStar, 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, TBS, 1994.

Television Appearances; 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.

Murderer's Keep (also known as The Butcher and Maxie), 1988.

Jean Clemens, Mark Twain and Me, 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.

Mrs. Hale, Blue Smoke, Lifetime, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Sunday Night with Larry King, CNN, 1990.

The Godfather Family: A Look Inside, HBO, 1991.

Presenter, The Movie Awards, CBS, 1991.

The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards, 1991.

Michael's mother, Please, God, I'm Only Seventeen, CBS, 1992.

Sports on the Silver Screen, HBO, 1997.

Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Ally Sheedy, Lifetime, 1999.

Herself, Bullets Over Hollywood, Encore, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Lullabye," Doctors' Hospital, 1976.

The Mike Douglas Show, syndicated, 1977.

Wilma, "Rip Van Winkle," Faerie Tale Theatre (also known as Shelley Duvall's "Faerie Tale Theatre"), 1982.

Herself, "A Star Is Bared," Blossom, NBC, 1995.

Politically Incorrect (also known as P.I.), ABC, 1998.

"Sylvester Stallone," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2005.

Stage Work:

Producer, Golden Child, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1998.



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



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