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:

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.


Anne Leeds: But I left Massachusetts because I wanted to meet new people and make new friends. Live a litte.
Tony Armotti: Not in my club.


Tony Armotti: Please, not the haughty princess bit. Not when my head is splittin' open.
Anne Leeds: Oh, would you like me to get you an aspirin?
Tony Armotti: No, no, no. You can't help me bake a cake either, or pass algebra or get over a heartburn


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

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.

Studied at the Actors Studio and the New School for Social Research.

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