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 Vikki LaMotta

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Vikki LaMotta

  • Birth 23 Jan 1930
  • Death 25 Jan 2005
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 10438109

Subject of the film "Raging Bull" and Cosmetic Initiator. Born Beverly "Vicki" Thailer in the Bronx, New York. She met boxer husband Jake LaMotta at a community pool and they married while she was still a teenager. Their turbulent often abusive relationship was depicted in the 1980 Martin Scorsese film "Raging Bull". Vicki was potrayed by then 17-year old Actress Cathy Moriarty and earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Over the years the film has been ranked by critics as one of the Greatest Films In History. The film generated great publicity for Vicki who posed for Playboy in November 1981 and proved that she was still a beauty at age 51. Four years later came a self-named successful cosmetics company that marketed what she called "the 60-second facelift." She moved back to New York City from North Miami Beach, where she had lived with her second husband Tony Foster, to lend her name to a cosmetics line and make commercials and personal appearances on local television and at fight arenas. In 1992, after divorcing from Foster she returned to South Florida, eventually moving into Port de Mer, where she lived with two cats. And to the end she remained friends with her first ex-husband Jake LaMotta. LaMotta, 83, who was in Manhattan at a 25th anniversary screening of Raging Bull, mentioned her death to The New York Times. "I spoke to her a few months ago," he said. "I used to speak to her a lot, but as time went by we would only speak on special occasions. But we made up a long time ago." Vicki died after spending a month at a hospital where she was recovering from open-heart surgery.

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  • Created by: Noni
  • Added: 6 Feb 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10438109
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vikki LaMotta (23 Jan 1930–25 Jan 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10438109, ; Maintained by Noni (contributor 46584883) Unknown.