Colangeli, Ada

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Colangeli, Ada

Post by Johan Melle » 06/03/2020, 0:53

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 .... A woman of the people (uncredited)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Filmography to check
  • Santo disonore (1950) .... Commoner (uncredited)
  • Strano appuntamento (1951)
  • Carne inquieta (1952)
  • Er fattaccio (1952)
  • Una croce senza nome (1952)
  • Anni facili (1953)
  • Scampolo '53 (1953)
  • I calunniatori (1956)

Fotoromanzi
  1. "Ben Hur" (Published in Incanto D'Amore from November 1958 to March 1959) - credited
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Re: Ada Colangeli

Post by Johan Melle » 06/03/2020, 0:54

Ada's earliest known role is in Un'avventura di Salvator Rosa (1939) as A woman of the people
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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, 1:03

Anselmo ha fretta a.k.a. La sposa non può attendere (1949) credited, as Sister Celeste
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È più facile che un cammello... (1950) as School directress
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