Anthony Franciosa

Born Oct 25, 1928

Anthony Franciosa was an American film, TV, and stage actor, usually billed as Tony Franciosa during the height of his career. He made several feature films, including Career (1959) for which he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor/Drama.

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1928 Birth Born on October 25, 1928.


1948 19 Years Old In 1948, Franciosa joined the Cherry Lane Theatre Group off Broadway (at the same time as actress Beatrice Arthur). … Read More


1952 23 Years Old Franciosa was married four times, and had three children. His first wife, Beatrice Bakalyar, was a writer. They were married from 1952 to 1957. … Read More
1957 28 Years Old 1 More Event
When he reprised his role in the film version in 1957, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. … Read More


1963 34 Years Old He guest-starred in the television series The Greatest Show on Earth, Jack Palance's circus drama, which aired on ABC from 1963–1964. … Read More


1985 56 Years Old …  In the 1985 revival of The Twilight Zone, he appeared in the third-season episode "Crazy As a Soup Sandwich," playing a gangster who is revealed to be the ultimate demon.


1996 67 Years Old Franciosa's final film was City Hall, a 1996 drama starring Al Pacino and John Cusack, in which he portrayed a New York City crime boss. … Read More
2006 77 Years Old On January 19, 2006, Franciosa died at age 77 at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California after suffering a massive stroke. … Read More
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