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Character actor, Anthony Caruso, was born on Apr 7, 1916 in Frankfort, IN. Caruso died at the age of 87 on Apr 4, 2003 in Brentwood, CA .


Anthony Caruso was a tall, solidly built, Italian-looking American actor with mobster style handsomeness. After abandoning a career as a singer, he broke into Hollywood films in the 1940s (1940, Johnny Apollo; 1946, The Blue Dahlia) but rarely achieved roles more than minor hoodlums and gunmen. He got his first leading role in the 1976 film, The Zebra Force.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



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Anthony Caruso Quotes:

Vic Sutro: [During a stagecoach robbery] Lady, you may be a schoolteacher, but I like your spirit. In fact, I'll like you as soon as I pick up a little currency here. You and I are going for a horseback ride.
Lora Roberts: You're insane!
Vic Sutro: I would be if I passed you up.

Don Miguel Ruiz: I cannot trust them; but greed, Otilia, is dependable.

Black Jack Sturdevant: You got the guts for a ten foot circle, wrists strapped together?

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Anthony Caruso Facts
Trained at the Pasadena Playhouse where he befriended actor Alan Ladd, who got him work in 12 of his films.

Played a mob boss in "Star Trek" (1966) episode "A Piece of the Action" (1968).

Father of son, Tonio.

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