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

BlogHub Articles:

No article for at this time. Submit yours here.

Anthony Franciosa Quotes:

Ralph Baitz: The human heart could never pass the drunk test. Take a human heart out of a human body, put legs on it and tell it to walk a straight line, and it couldn't. The heart could never pass a drunk test.

Rocco: You know who she reminds me of? My ex.
Tony Armotti: Oh, that must make you happy. How much was it Tina took you for?

Joey DePalma: Illegal? Honey, nothing's illegal if they don't catch you!

read more quotes from Anthony Franciosa...

Share this page:
Visit the Classic Movie Hub Blog CMH
Also a Scorpio

See All Scorpios >>
Best Actor Oscar 1957

See more Best Actor awards>>
Anthony Franciosa Facts
Longtime friend of Jesse Jackson.

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.

Earned an acting scholarship and became an alumnus of Lee Strasberg's famed Actor's Studio, where he met future wife Shelley Winters.

See All Related Facts >>