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.


Flamboyant, dark-haired Mexican-born actor, who played Indians and scowling Dago bad guys until his second Oscar, for Lust for Life (the first was for Viva Zapata!), thereafter he lived that title to the hilt playing any number of earth-loving characters of widely varying nationalities. Married (first of three) to actress Katherine DeMille (K. Lester 1911-1995) from 1937 to 1965. Additional Oscar nominations for Wild Is the Wind and Zorba the Greek. Had eight children (one passed).

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).



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

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.

BlogHub Articles:

2012 tcm SUTS Blogathon Day 20:

By ScribeHard on Aug 20, 2012 From ScribeHard on Film

Are we two-thirds done already? ?Sigh. ?Well, let’s enjoy the last third while we still have it! ?Today’s stars (and I mean the bloggers) look at the works of . I wonder if the H.P. in H.P. Oliver stands for Holy Participation! ?With his 9th entry for the blogathon, Mr. Oli... Read full article

Day 20:

By Jill Blake on Aug 20, 2012 From Sittin' on a Backyard Fence

The Summer Under the Stars spotlight is on the respected . I have only seen a few of his films, so I will be glued to the television today!... Read full article

See all articles

Anthony Quinn Quotes:

Kiril Lakota: The only thing necessary to the Church is the Spirit of God.

Kinita: Where are you going?
Leon Alastray: What difference does it make? A man goes from the place he is born to the place he dies.

Bob Kallen: [referring to his friends] They don't want me to go. If I say the word, they'll kill you.
Sheriff Chris Hamish: You going to say the word?
Bob Kallen: I can do my own killin'.

read more quotes from Anthony Quinn...

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

See All Tauruses >>
Best Supporting Actor Oscar 1952

See more Best Supporting Actor awards>>
Grauman's Imprints

Also at Grauman's

See All Imprint Ceremonies >>
Anthony Quinn on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame

See All Walk of Fame Stars >>
Anthony Quinn Facts
Was nominated for Broadway's 1961 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for Becket.

Was scheduled to appear in the David Lean-directed "Nostromo" in 1991, but Lean died and the production came to a halt.

Won his second Oscar for a movie in which he only appeared on screen for a total of 23 minutes and 40 seconds.

See All Related Facts >>