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.
MINI BIO: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).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
|1952||Best Supporting Actor||Viva Zapata! (1952)||Eufemio Zapata||Won|
|1956||Best Supporting Actor||Lust for Life (1956)||Paul Gauguin||Won|
|1957||Best Actor||Wild Is the Wind (1957)||Gino||Nominated|
|1964||Best Actor||Zorba the Greek (1964)||Alexis Zorba||Nominated|
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.
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