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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 .

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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: 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.


Stowe Devlin: I don't know what's come into your life lately, but what it's doing to your disposition is a crime.
Tony Armotti: Well, it's my life, my club and my disposition.


Tony Armotti: Mike, another slug.
Waiter: Hey Tony, how come Baby quit?
Eduardo, the Headwaiter: Roc wants to talk to you, I know that it's none of my business but I'm curious about why Baby quit.
Tony Armotti: Eddie, please, don't ask me, if you know what's good for you, don't ask me.


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Anthony Franciosa Facts
Father of actor Christopher Franciosa and Marco Franciosa with wife, Rita Thiel; and Nina Franciosa with wife Judy Balaban.

Starred in the first TV-movie produced as a TV series pilot to be picked up as a regular series, the two-hour TV-movie Fame Is the Name of the Game (1966) (TV), which was produced by Universal for N.B.C. Universal and N.B.C. were the same entities that pioneered the made-for-TV movie (with 1964's See How They Run (1964) (TV), the first full-length film produced especially for home television). The series, "The Name of the Game" (1968), debuted in 1968 with three leads: Franciosa, Gene Barry and Robert Stack. Franciosa subsequently was fired from the show and, instead of being replaced by one actor, was replaced by a series of actors filling in on his rotation including Robert Culp, Peter Falk, Darren McGavin and Robert Wagner.

Longtime friend of Jesse Jackson.

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