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'm free. I got plenty of dough, a club we run to suit us and not the customers, and sense enough to know when I'm well off.


Peter Merriwether: [while watching Fathom running away from the bull] I love this world!
Fathom Harvill: Then why do you want to blow it up?
Peter Merriwether: Isn't that a little melodramatic?
Fathom Harvill: What do you call H-Bombs - light comedy?
[Starts running again]
Peter Merriwether: H-Bombs? How did H-Bombs get into this cosy chat?


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.


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Anthony Franciosa Facts
Longtime friend of Jesse Jackson.

His death came only five days after that of his ex-wife Shelley Winters (19 January 2006).

His third ex-wife, Judy Balaban, is author of the book, "The Bridesmaids", about her friend, Grace Kelly. She served as a bridesmaid in the princess's wedding. Judy and Tony had a daughter, Nina Franciosa, together.

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