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Anthony Franciosa Overview:

Actor, Anthony Franciosa, was born Anthony Papaleo on Oct 25, 1928 in New York City, NY. Franciosa died at the age of 77 on Jan 19, 2006 in Los Angeles, CA .



Although Franciosa was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1957Best ActorA Hatful of Rain (1957)PoloNominated

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Anthony Franciosa Quotes:

Tony Armotti: I kissed a good-looking girl. It's happened before, and the chances are pretty good it'll happen again.

Ivy Corlane: Friends and neighbours the time is right! This could be the night!
Tony Armotti: Ivy, could you give a lift? For Hussein get a new name we got to find a costumer who can add X and Y and get Z.

Ralph Baitz: The human heart could never pass the drunk test. Take a human heart out of a human body, put legs on it and tell it to walk a straight line, and it couldn't. The heart could never pass a drunk test.

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Anthony Franciosa Facts
He was infamous on and off the set for his hot temper.

First wife Beatrice Bakalyar was a writer.

Was nominated for Broadway's 1956 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "A Hatful of Rain," a role he recreated in an Oscar-nominated performance in the film version with the same name, A Hatful of Rain (1957).

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