. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Australia – Interview with Pier Angeli – Sept. 26, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection.
Since we’re within hours of Hollywood‘s Biggest Night, I thought I would run a couple of interviews with Stars on the Rise in the 1950s to get you in the historic mood.
The first one is a very rare interview with Italian import Pier Angeli, who began a career in her native Italy and was discovered and brought to Hollywood where she landed a number of roles as well as landing in a few well-publicized romances, of which one was with none other than James Dean.
Although her career didn’t take off quite as meteoric as hoped, she did work quite a bit in film and TV between Hollywood and Rome and was initially cast by Francis Ford Coppola in The Godfather before her sudden death in 1971 from an accidental overdose.
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