Anthony Caruso Overview:

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:

Tony: [preparing to lash Dan Milner] Take off his shirt. Stand him over there.

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

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.

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

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

Caruso was the last President of the exclusive show business club, the "Masquers' Club" that started in 1928, prior to its demise.

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