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Talia Shire –

Shire in ROCKY III.

About Talia Shire (1946 – )

Talia Shire was born on April 25, 1946, in Lake Success, Long Island, New York. She is the sister of Francis Ford Coppola, who cast her in her most memorable role; as Connie Corleone, in his Godfather films, detailing the fortunes of aging mafia boss Vito Corleone and his family.

Talia Shire is the daughter of actor Italia and arranger/composer Carmine Coppola. She is the aunt of actor Nicholas Cage and director Sofia Coppola, as well as the niece of composer and conductor Anton Coppola. From her marriage to composer David Shire, she has one son. From her second marriage to producer Jack Schwartzman, she has two more sons, one of whom is actor Jason Schwartzman.

Talia Shire played the youngest child of the Corleone family, beginning in The Godfather [1972], in which her marriage is celebrated. Over the course of the trilogy, including The Godfather II [1974] and The Godfather III [1990], her character evolves from hopeful bride to abused wife, to powerful family member, taking an active part in the crooked family businesses and promoting her own candidate for the new role of boss. Talia Shire was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, for Godfather II, in 1975.

Talia Shire played the title character's supportive wife, in Rocky [1976], with Sylvester Stallone. Her character's belief in her husband gives him the advantage he needs to triumph as a prize fighter. She was nominated for Best Actress, in 1977, for Rocky.

Talia Shire's notable movie credits include...

The Return of Joe Rich (2012)
Minkow (2011)
The Deported (2009)
My Father's Will (2009)
Dim Sum Funeral (2009)
Looking For Palladin (2008)
Homo Erectus (2007)
Pomegranate (2005)
I Heart Huckabees (2004)
Kiss The Bride (2002)
She's So Lovely (1997)
The Godfather Part III (1990
The Godfather Part II (1974)
The Godfather (1972)
Rocky V (1990)
Rocky IV (1985)
Rocky III (1982)
Rocky II (1979)
Rocky (1976)



Talia Shire in ROCKY.