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Ada Colangeli

Post by Johan Melle » 05/03/2020, 23:53

Ada Colangeli in Campane a martello (1949).
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Ada Colangeli was born on 5 March 1913 in Rome, Italy. A ubiquitous presence in Italian cinema of the 1940s and 50s, she specialized in playing simple women such as maids, nuns, gossiping neighbors or peasant women. Though very expressive and sympathetic, she was always relegated to small and usually uncredited roles, though she always made the most of her screen-time and usually crops up in films by highly esteemed directors such as Federico Fellini, Luigi Comencini, Luigi Zampa and especially Alessandro Blasetti, who was also her personal friend. Ada Colangeli vanished from Italian movie screens at the end of the 1950s. She passed away at the age of 78 on 29 February 1992 in Rome.

Source for biographical informations: Dizionario del cinema italiano: Le attrici (2003).

FILMOGRAPHY
1939
  1. Un'avventura di Salvator Rosa (uncredited) .... A woman of the people

    1940
  2. Centomila dollari (uncredited) .... Francesca, the airport guardian's wife

    1941
  3. La corona di ferro (uncredited) .... Spectator at the tournament

    1942
  4. 4 passi fra le nuvole (uncredited) .... Anna

    1943
  5. Apparizione (uncredited) .... Maid
  6. Dagli Appennini alle Ande (uncredited) .... Nun
  7. Nessuno torna indietro (uncredited) .... Maid

    1946
  8. Un giorno nella vita (credited) .... Nun

    1949
  9. Anselmo ha fretta a.k.a. La sposa non può attendere (credited) .... Sister Celeste
  10. Campane a martello (credited) .... Francesca

    1950
  11. Benvenuto reverendo! (uncredited) .... Woman in church
  12. È arrivato il cavaliere (uncredited) .... Woman waiting to see the minister
  13. È più facile che un cammello... (uncredited) .... School directress

    1951
  14. Anna (uncredited) .... Seamstress
  15. Maracatumba... ma non è una rumba! (credited) .... The count's maid
  16. Signori, in carrozza! (uncredited) .... Assunta, the concierge
  17. Una bruna indiavolata (uncredited) .... Caterina, the maid

    1952
  18. Il romanzo della mia vita (uncredited) .... Woman watching Luciano sing in the trattoria
  19. Il tenente Giorgio (uncredited) .... Caterina, the maid
  20. La prigioniera della torre di fuoco (credited?) .... The maid
  21. Processo alla città (uncredited) .... Maid at boarding house
  22. Wanda, la peccatrice (uncredited) .... Concierge

    1953
  23. La voce del silenzio (uncredited) .... Nun
  24. Lo scocciatore (Via Padova 46) (uncredited) .... Tenant chatting in the doorway
  25. Pane, amore e fantasia (uncredited) .... Nosy village woman
  26. Una di quelle (uncredited) .... Nun (uncertain ID)

    1954
  27. Cronache di poveri amanti (credited) .... Signora Fidalma
  28. Disonorata senza colpa (uncredited) .... Amedeo's mother
  29. L'arte di arrangiarsi (uncredited) .... Maid
  30. La Luciana (credited) .... Ada, the maid
  31. La romana (credited) .... Mino's maid
  32. Papà Pacifico (uncredited) .... Concierge
  33. Peccato che sia una canaglia (uncredited) .... Woman at the police station
  34. Questa è la vita - segment "Marsina stretta" (uncredited) .... Nosy woman chatting with the doorman
  35. Tempi nostri - segment "Casa d'altri" (credited) .... Woman at the clergy house

    1955
  36. Bravissimo (uncredited) .... A mother
  37. Buonanotte... avvocato! (uncredited) .... Woman in the procession
  38. Il bidone (uncredited) .... Shanty dweller
  39. L'intrusa (uncredited) .... Caterina, the maid
  40. La bella di Roma (uncredited) .... Gracco's maid
  41. Le signorine dello 04 (uncredited) .... Concierge
  42. Prigionieri del male (uncredited) .... Rosa, the maid
  43. Ragazze d'oggi (uncredited) .... Maid

    1956
  44. Difendo il mio amore (uncredited) .... Signora Dosti's maid
  45. Il bigamo (uncredited) .... Peasant woman who gets a ride with Mario
  46. La fortuna di essere donna (uncredited) .... Concierge

    1957
  47. Le notti di Cabiria (uncredited) .... Woman in the religious procession
  48. Marisa la civetta (uncredited) .... Woman dancing in the tavern

    1958
  49. Ladro lui, ladra lei (uncredited) .... Woman of the people

    1959
  50. Nel blu dipinto di blu (uncredited) .... Sor Napoleone's wife

FOTOROMANZI
  1. "Ben Hur" (Published in Incanto D'Amore from November 1958 to March 1959) - credited

FILMOGRAPHY TO BE VERIFIED
  • Santo disonore (1950) .... Woman of the people
  • Strano appuntamento (1951)
  • Carne inquieta (1952)
  • Er fattaccio (1952)
  • Una croce senza nome (1952)
  • Anni facili (1953)
  • Scampolo '53 (1953)
  • I calunniatori (1956)

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Re: Ada Colangeli

Post by Johan Melle » 05/03/2020, 23:54

Ada's earliest known role is in Un'avventura di Salvator Rosa (1939) as A woman of the people
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Post by Johan Melle » 05/03/2020, 23:55

Centomila dollari (1940) as Francesca, the airport guardian's wife
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4 passi fra le nuvole (1942) as Anna
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Dagli Appennini alle Ande (1943) as Nun
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Nessuno torna indietro (1943) as Maid
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Apparizione (1943) as Maid
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Campane a martello (1949) credited, as Francesca
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Post by Johan Melle » 06/03/2020, 0:03

Anselmo ha fretta a.k.a. La sposa non può attendere (1949) credited, as Sister Celeste
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Post by Johan Melle » 06/03/2020, 0:04

È più facile che un cammello... (1950) as School directress
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