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Corinne Dunne

Post by Johan Melle » 27/10/2018, 23:16

Corinne Dunne in Inferno (1980)
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Corinne Dunne is yet another generica who was very active in Italian cinema in the 1970s, frequently appearing alongside her husband and fellow generico, Richard Dunne.

She was born as Corinne June Kleven in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA and developed an early interest in music, writing and performing. She moved to New York, where she worked as a fashion artist, providing full-page spreads for all the major newspapers, and eventually met and married Richard Dunne, with whom she had a daughter named Karen.

Corinne and Richard greatly enjoyed travelling around the world, and in the 1960s, they decided to relocate to Rome for a year, but they enjoyed life there so much that they remained for more than 15 years. During this time, they embarked on a career as actors, appearing in countless films and TV commercials, many of which were made for other countries. In spite appearing in more than 100 films, the only times Corinne appears to have been credited was in two English-language productions shot in Rome: Daisy Miller (1974) and The Human Factor (1975).

As a native English speaker, Corinne also ended up working as a dubbing actress - dubbing several Italian films into English - and also found the time to study drawing at the Accademia di Belle Arte.

In the early 1980s, Corinne and Richard traveled to Naples, Florida, USA to care for a sick relative and ended up staying there permanently. There, the Dunne couple become greatly involved in arts and social scene, and Corinne worked as a columnist, writing about fashion and interesting people for the "Naples Now" magazine, and doing reviews of performances at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts for the "Naples Daily News". Richard frequently provided photographs for many of these events.

Richard passed away in 1995 but Corinne continued to work as a columnist until ill health and failing vision eventually prevented her from working. She died in Naples on 5 January 2011, leaving behind a brother, her daughter, son-in-law and a grandson. (Source: obituary for Corinne Dunne)

PS: IMDb gives Corinne's date of birth as 22 June 1924, but there's NO date of birth given in the obituary, and so I'm rather skeptical of his information.


FILMOGRAPHY
1971
  1. In nome del popolo italiano (uncredited) .... Woman at the toga party
  2. Noi donne siamo fatte così - segment "L'allumeuse" (uncredited) .... Restaurant diner

    1973
  3. Anastasia mio fratello (uncredited) .... Woman in restaurant on the boat
  4. Dio, sei proprio un padreterno! (uncredited) .... Party guest
  5. Io e lui (uncredited) .... Party guest
  6. Paolo il caldo (uncredited) .... Party guest
  7. Storie scellerate (uncredited) .... Noblewoman
  8. Vogliamo i colonnelli (uncredited) .... Party guest

    1974
  9. Daisy Miller (credited) .... Opera patron
  10. L'anticristo (uncredited) .... Party guest
  11. Il ritorno di Zanna Bianca (uncredited) .... Woman at the book launch
  12. Nipoti miei diletti (uncredited) .... Gualtiero Cenci Lisi's wife
  13. Un fiocco nero per Deborah (uncredited) .... Party guest

    1975
  14. Il giustiziere sfida la città (uncredited) .... Woman at the casino
  15. La polizia interviene: ordine di uccidere! (uncredited) .... Woman at the airport
  16. Mahogany (uncredited) .... Party guest
  17. Quel movimento che mi piace tanto (uncredited) .... Party guest
  18. The Human Factor (credited as Corinne Kleven Dunne) .... Mrs. Gerardi

    1976
  19. Chi dice donna dice donna - segment "Donne d'affari" (uncredited) .... Bar customer
  20. Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (uncredited) .... Woman at the casino

    1978
  21. Indagine su un delitto perfetto (uncredited) .... Inspector Hawks' secretary

    1979
  22. Caro papà (uncredited) .... Party guest
  23. Uno sceriffo extraterrestre poco extra e molto terrestre (uncredited) .... Woman at the firemen's ball

    1980
  24. Inferno (uncredited) .... Tenant in the New York building

    1981
  25. L'isola del gabbiano (TV mini series) (uncredited) .... Nurse
  26. Mia moglie torna a scuola (uncredited) .... Tourist

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Re: Corinne Dunne

Post by Johan Melle » 27/10/2018, 23:21

Corinne's small but credited role in Daisy Miller (1974) as an Opera patron (together with her husband Richard)
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And her other credited role in The Human Factor (1975) as Mrs. Gerardi, a woman held hostage by George Kennedy
Human Factor - Corinne Dunne1.jpg
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Re: Corinne Dunne

Post by Johan Melle » 27/10/2018, 23:27

And now the uncredited roles:

On the right together with Richard in Vogliamo i colonnelli (1973) as Party guest
Vogliamo Colonnelli - Corinne Dunne1.jpg
Vogliamo Colonnelli - Corinne Dunne2.jpg

Again with her husband (on the right) in Io e lui (1973) as Party guest
Io E Lui - Corinne Dunne.jpg

Dio, sei proprio un padreterno! (1973) as Party guest - this time with Nando Sarlo
Dio Sei Proprio - Corinne Dunne.jpg

And with her hubby again in Anastasia mio fratello (1973) as Woman in restaurant on the boat
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Re: Corinne Dunne

Post by Johan Melle » 27/10/2018, 23:33

Il ritorno di Zanna Bianca (1974) as Woman at the book launch, where she and the other book purchasers have their picture taken
Ritorno Di Zanna Bianca - Corinne Dunne1.jpg

And, yes, Richard appears in the same scene, too! He can be seen standing behind Corinne in this shot
Ritorno Di Zanna Bianca - Corinne Dunne2.jpg

Un fiocco nero per Deborah (1974) as Party guest
Fiocco Nero - Corinne Dunne1.jpg

Here she also speaks briefly to Richard, though it's hard to see it's them due to the bad copy
Fiocco Nero - Corinne Dunne2.jpg

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Re: Corinne Dunne

Post by Johan Melle » 27/10/2018, 23:37

Il giustiziere sfida la città (1975) as Woman at the casino, accompanied by Eros Buttaglieri for a change
Giustiziere Sfida - Corinne Dunne1.jpg
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Quel movimento che mi piace tanto (1975) as Party guest
Quel Movimento - Corinne Dunne.jpg

and of course she dances with Richard in this film
Quel Movimento - Corinne Dunne2.jpg

La polizia interviene: ordine di uccidere! (1975) as Woman at the airport
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Re: Corinne Dunne

Post by Johan Melle » 27/10/2018, 23:42

Small speaking role in Indagine su un delitto perfetto (1978) as The secretary of Inspector Hawks (Anthony Steel)
Indagine - Corinne Dunne1.jpg
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Caro papà (1979) as Party guest
Caro Papa - Corinne Dunne.jpg

Inferno (1980) as Tenant in the New York building
Inferno - Corinne Dunn.jpg

L'isola del gabbiano (1981) (TV mini series) as Nurse
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Re: Corinne Dunne

Post by Johan Melle » 28/10/2018, 18:15

Actor John P. Dulaney apparently became good friends with Corinne and Richard (Dick) Dunne while they were living in Rome, and on his YouTube channel he has posted some home video footage from 1978-80 in which they appear
Dick & Corinne Dunne Video1.jpg
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The full video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7jgRx0kYy4
The Dunnes appear at the 3-minute mark. Nothing terribly interesting (mostly just Dick goofing around in front of the camera) but a good opportunity to hear their real voices.


Dulaney has also posted a video of visiting Corinne and Dick at their home in Florida in 1993
Dick & Corinne Dunne 1993 Video1.jpg
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Full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKhGOHTr2gc

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In nome del popolo italiano (1971) as Woman at the toga party
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Post by Johan Melle » 17/12/2018, 15:42

Once again with her husband in Mia moglie torna a scuola (1981) as Tourist
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Post by Johan Melle » 02/01/2019, 19:54

Paolo il caldo (1973) as Party guest
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Paolo Il Caldo - Corinne Dunne2.jpg

With Richard in Chi dice donna dice donna (1976) - segment "Donne d'affari" as Bar customer
Chi Dice Donna - Corinne Dunne1.jpg
Chi Dice Donna - Corinne Dunne2.jpg
ID by Ciavazzaro

Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (1976) as Woman at the casino
Secondo Tragico Fantozzi - Corinne Dunne.jpg

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