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: Do you know anything about the guy?
Anne Leeds: I know he's one of your best friends.
Tony Armotti: Well, if you had any sense, that should be enough.

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?

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

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Anthony Franciosa Facts
First wife Beatrice Bakalyar was a writer.

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

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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