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 .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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


Tony Armotti: I want to talk to Patsy about Patsy. She's been like a sleepwalker all week. You know, it's gettin' so the customers are too polite to applaud. They're afraid they'll wake her up.


Waiter: Give me a break, Tony.
Tony Armotti: Oh, you said a mouthful. I'm gonna give you a break!
[slugs him]
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Anthony Franciosa Facts
As of 2009, he is only one of six performers who won a Golden Globe Award as Best Lead Actor/Actress in a Motion Picture Drama without being nominated for an Oscar for that same role (his for Career (1959)). The others are Spencer Tracy in The Actress (1953), Omar Sharif in Doctor Zhivago (1965), Shirley MacLaine in Madame Sousatzka (1988), Jim Carrey in The Truman Show (1998) and Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road (2008).

He was infamous on and off the set for his hot temper.

His third ex-wife, Judy Balaban, is author of the book, "The Bridesmaids", about her friend, Grace Kelly. She served as a bridesmaid in the princess's wedding. Judy and Tony had a daughter, Nina Franciosa, together.

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