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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 4 May 1936Los Angeles County, California, USA
Birth NameEleanor Jessie Neil
Nickname Ellie

Mini Bio (1)

Eleanor Coppola was born on May 4, 1936 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Eleanor Jessie Neil. She has been married to Francis Ford Coppola since February 2, 1963. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Francis Ford Coppola (2 February 1963 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (9)

Older sister of Bill Neil.
Daughter-in-law of Carmine Coppola and Italia Coppola, mother of Gian-Carlo Coppola, Roman Coppola and Sofia Coppola, sister-in-law of Anton Coppola and Talia Shire.
Has Irish ancestry.
Grandmother of Gia Coppola.
Sister-in-law of August Coppola.
In the Godfather films, Diane Keaton plays an American Protestant who marries into a large Italian Catholic family. This is not unlike Eleanor herself, who married into the Coppola family. In fact, Keaton has said that her performance was inspired by Eleanor.
Release of her book, "Notes On a Life".
She visited Buenos Aires, Argentina, with her husband Francis Ford Coppola. [June 2007]

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