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 .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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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 didn't have dime. I was a big load of nothin' walkin' around.


Tony Armotti: I want to talk to Patsy about Patsy. She's been like a sleepwalker all week. You know, it's gettin' so the customers are too polite to applaud. They're afraid they'll wake her up.


Anne Leeds: Oh, you must hate doing this so conventionally. What a pity you can't hit me like you did that man in the alley.
Tony Armotti: Don't kid yourself, honey. If I caught you dipping your fingers in the till, I'd clip you, too. But him I didn't fire because he's good at his job, which you're not. Is that nice and clear?
Anne Leeds: Perfectly. If you're a thief or a liar, you belong at the Tonic. Otherwise, you don't.
Tony Armotti: Yeah, you tell 'em, sister. Get a soapbox and tell 'em.


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Anthony Franciosa Facts
As of 2009, he is only one of six performers who won a Golden Globe Award as Best Lead Actor/Actress in a Motion Picture Drama without being nominated for an Oscar for that same role (his for Career (1959)). The others are Spencer Tracy in The Actress (1953), Omar Sharif in Doctor Zhivago (1965), Shirley MacLaine in Madame Sousatzka (1988), Jim Carrey in The Truman Show (1998) and Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road (2008).

Mentioned in Tom Waits's song "Goin' Out West".

Earned an acting scholarship and became an alumnus of Lee Strasberg's famed Actor's Studio, where he met future wife Shelley Winters.

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