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

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Anthony Franciosa Quotes:

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.

Ivy Corlane: Friends and neighbours the time is right! This could be the night!
Tony Armotti: Ivy, could you give a lift? For Hussein get a new name we got to find a costumer who can add X and Y and get Z.

Tony Armotti: I didn't have dime. I was a big load of nothin' walkin' around.

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

A fervent civil rights activist, he was joined by Marlon Brando and Paul Newman in Gadsden, Alabama in 1963 for a desegregation drive.

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.

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