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Anthony Quinn Overview:

Legendary actor, Anthony Quinn, was born Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca on Apr 21, 1915 in Chihuahua, Mexico. Quinn died at the age of 86 on Jun 3, 2001 in Boston, MA and was laid to rest in Quinn Family Estate Cemetery in Bristol, RI.

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Anthony Quinn was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning two for Best Supporting Actor for Viva Zapata! (as Eufemio Zapata) and Lust for Life (as Paul Gauguin) in 1952 and 1956 respectively.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1952Best Supporting ActorViva Zapata! (1952)Eufemio ZapataWon
1956Best Supporting ActorLust for Life (1956)Paul GauguinWon
1957Best ActorWild Is the Wind (1957)GinoNominated
1964Best ActorZorba the Greek (1964)Alexis ZorbaNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Anthony Quinn's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #135 on Dec 21, 1968.

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2012 tcm SUTS Blogathon Day 20:

By ScribeHard on Aug 20, 2012 From ScribeHard on Film

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By Jill Blake on Aug 20, 2012 From Sittin' on a Backyard Fence

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Anthony Quinn Quotes:

Alexis Zorba: The lamb, it will burn!


Eufemio: I love you, but I do not like you.


Louis 'Mountain' Rivera: In 1952 they ranked me number five!


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Anthony Quinn Facts
Was scheduled to appear in the David Lean-directed "Nostromo" in 1991, but Lean died and the production came to a halt.

While many biographies have the young Quinn, who was the son of an Irish father and Mexican mother, growing up on the streets of East L.A., the truth was that he grew up in Echo Park, attending Polytechnic (which at the time was located in downtown L.A. before it moved to North Hollywood) and Belmont high schools. In later years he would recount how, while growing up in Echo Park, young Chicano toughs would come over to his house to enlist his help in brawling with the Irish gangs, and that later in the same day, young Irish bruisers would visit him to enlist his services in fighting the Mexicans. He would always beg off choosing sides by having his mother chase the young delinquents out of her house, after which he would resume one of his favorite pastimes, drafting and drawing.

Became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1947, just before he was "gray-listed" for his association with Communists such as screenwriter John Howard Lawson and what were termed "fellow travelers", though he himself was never called before the House Un-American Activities Committee. When warned of his gray-listing by 20th Century-Fox boss Darryl F. Zanuck (a liberal), Quinn decided to go on the Broadway stage where there was no blacklist rather than go through the process of refuting the suspicions.

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