Ahna Capri

Anna Marie Nanasi (July 6, 1944 – August 19, 2010), better known by her professional name Ahna Capri (also as Anna Capri), was an American film and television actress best known for her role as Tania (secretary of Han) in the martial-arts film Enter the Dragon.[3]

Ahna Capri
Anna Marie Nanasi

(1944-07-06)July 6, 1944
DiedAugust 19, 2010(2010-08-19) (aged 66)
Cause of deathAuto accident[2]
Years active1956–1979

Early life

She was born to Hungarian parents, in a displaced persons camp in West Germany, and arrived in the United States with her family as a refugee in 1950.[4]


Capri started her career as a child actress, appearing on such series as Father Knows Best, The Danny Thomas Show, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, Leave It To Beaver --- in the role of Cindy Andrews in "Eddie's Sweater" (1963) & Cinda Dunsworth in "Lumpy's Scholarship" (1963)--- as Anna Capri, and a recurring role as Edie Westrope on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show in 1958. She made her film debut at the age of thirteen in Outlaw's Son. She appeared thereafter in more films and television series,[5] 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.[6]

In 1962, she was cast in a recurring role as Mary Rose in the ABC/Warner Bros Television sitcom, Room for One More.[6] She appeared on other ABC/WB series, including Maverick, Sugarfoot, Cheyenne, Bronco, 77 Sunset Strip.

In 1967 she appeared as Cpl. Terry Cahill in Season 3, Episode 17 "The Hunters and the Killers" of Twelve O'Clock High[7]

Later, she appeared in Branded, The Monroes, The Iron Horse, The Guns of Will Sonnett, Laredo, The Wild Wild West, Run for Your Life, The F.B.I., Banyon, Baretta, Banacek, Mannix, The Mod Squad, Ironside, Cannon, The Invaders, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Adam-12, Police Story, Search, and Kojak.[6]

In 1971, Capri played Linda Perry in two episodes of ABC's crime drama Dan August, starring Burt Reynolds. In 1972, she was cast in the film Payday, with Rip Torn in the lead role as a country music singer in Alabama.[6] Beginning in the 1970s, she used the spelling Ahna Capri in order to reflect the correct pronunciation of her first name.[5]


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.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
1956The Opposite SexChildUncredited
1957Outlaw's SonAmy Wentworth - as a Child
1959The Remarkable Mr. PennypackerBabs PennypackerUncredited
1963Critic's ChoiceDaughterUncredited
1964Kisses for My PresidentGloria McCloud
1965The Girls on the BeachArlene
1966One of Our Spies Is MissingDo Do
1969Target: HarryFrancesca
1970Darker than AmberDel
1971The Brotherhood of SatanNicky
1972Piranha, PiranhaTerry Greene
1973PaydayMayleen Travis
1973Enter the DragonTania
1975The SpecialistLonda Wyeth
1976The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor KingsThe Prostitute
1998Ye xing ren wu(final film role)


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