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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Johnny MacKay: You think they're bluffin'?
Manok: We find out if they start shootin'.

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

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

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Though of Italian descent, Caruso often played Indian, Arab, Persian, Latino and Native American characters in his films.

Made a big killing as a character actor, his tough Italianate features perfect for playing ethnic heavies (Mexican, Slavic, Greek)

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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