Birth Name: Talia Shire
Birth Place: Lake Success, New York, USA
Born Talia Rose Coppola on April 25, 1946 in Lake Success, NY, Shire was the youngest of three children born to Carmine Coppola and Italia Pennino, whose father had been involved in the early years of the Italian film industry. The Coppola family moved frequently after Shire's birth, due to the requirements of her father's job as an arranger and conductor, and his unhappiness due to failed ambitions greatly affected Shire and her siblings. She also suffered from crippling shyness, finding solace in performing plays in her own bedroom, most notably "The Glass Menagerie," whose heroine, Laura, shared Shire's own fears.Shire bounced in and out of school in her teenage years, hoping that a rebel...