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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.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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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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Anthony Quinn Quotes:

Auda abu Tayi: [his last words, to Ali] Being an Arab will be thornier than you suppose, Harith!


Leon Alastray: Golden Lance, I have come to talk peace with you. Do you understand?
'Golden Lance': I understand you very well. You speak much about peace in your language, especially when the other side is stronger.
Leon Alastray: I chose to come alone. No one forced me.
'Golden Lance': Look at these rocks.
[points to the hills behind his camp]
'Golden Lance': 5,000 Yaquis were massacred here by your soldiers in the name of your god of peace. I was a child. I saw blood running down these rocks like a river.
Leon Alastray: I come in the name of no god. I come as a man who does not wish to see his village destroyed in the name of your gods.
'Golden Lance': You LIE! Your village is full of soldiers ready to kill us.
Leon Alastray: There are no soldiers in my village. If, one day, you want to come as a friend, you will be greeted as a friend. If you need food, we will share it with you. Golden Lance, I have...
[turns to white stallion]
Leon Alastray: I have brought you a gift in friendship: this horse. If you accept, there need be no bloodshed. If you refuse, let the first blood be mine.


Maurice Conchis: All men feel the need to risk death at least once in their life. War is a very unscientific answer to that need.


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Anthony Quinn Facts
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.

According to Joseph McBride's Searching for John Ford (St. Martin's Press, 2001 - ISBN 0312242328), director John Ford was urged to cast Richard Boone and Quinn as the Little Wolf and Dull Knife characters in Cheyenne Autumn (1964), as both allegedly had Native American blood. Ricardo Montalban and Gilbert Roland, who were of Mexican descent, were cast instead.

He had 5 children, Christopher Quinn (born 1939 - died 1941), Christina Quinn (born December 1, 1941), Catalina Quinn (born November 21, 1942), Duncan Quinn (born August 4, 1945) and Valentina Quinn (born December 26, 1952), with Katherine DeMille. He had 3 children, Francesco Quinn (born March 22, 1963 - died August 5, 2011), Danny Quinn (born April 16, 1964) and Lorenzo Quinn (born May 7, 1966), with Jolanda Addolori. He had 2 children, Sean Quinn (born February 7, 1973) and Alex A. Quinn (born December 30, 1976), with Friedel Dunbar and he had 2 children, Antonia Quinn (born July 23, 1993) and Ryan Quinn (born July 5, 1996), with Kathy Benvin.

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