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Ahna Capri

This article is about the American actress. For the Filipina actress, see Ana Capri.
Ahna Capri
Born (1944-07-06)July 6, 1944
Budapest, Hungary
Died August 19, 2010(2010-08-19) (aged 66)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Years active 1956–1979

Anna Marie Nanasi (July 6, 1944 – August 19, 2010), better known by her professional name Ahna Capri (also as "Anna Capri"), was a Budapest-born American film and television actress best known for her role as Tania (secretary of Han) in the classic martial-arts film Enter the Dragon.[1]

Capri started her career as a child actress, appearing on such series as Father Knows Best and The Danny Thomas Show, and The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. She made her film debut at the age of thirteen in Outlaw's Son. She appeared thereafter in more films and television series,[2] including roles in two CBS westerns in 1959, as Dolly Cleary in "The Littlest Client" on Wanted: Dead or Alive, starring Steve McQueen, and as Debbie McCallin in "McCallin's Daughter" on Trackdown, with Robert Culp.[3]

In 1962, she was cast in a recurring role as Mary Rose in the ABC/Warner Brothers sitcom, Room for One More, with Andrew Duggan, Peggy McCay, Tim Rooney, and Ronnie Dapo.[3] She appeared on other ABC/WB series too, including Maverick, Sugarfoot, Cheyenne, Bronco, 77 Sunset Strip, The Invaders and Adam-12.

In 1971, Capri played Linda Perry in two episodes of ABC's crime drama Dan August, starring Burt Reynolds. This role was rejuvenated in 1980 in the television film, Dan August: Once Is Never Enough. This was her last American acting role.[3] In 1972, she was cast in the film Payday, with Rip Torn in the lead role as a Country music singer in Alabama.[3]

Later, she appeared in the westerns Branded, The Monroes, The Iron Horse, The Guns of Will Sonnett, Laredo, and The Wild Wild West. Her later dramatic roles included Adam-12, Run for Your Life, The F.B.I., Banyon, Baretta, Banacek, Mannix, The Mod Squad, Police Story, Kojak, and Cannon.[3]

On August 9, 2010, Capri was involved in a car accident in which a 5-ton truck collided with her car. After eleven days in a coma and on life support, she died on August 19 at the age of sixty-six.[4]


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