Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn

Born Apr 21, 1915

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1915 Birth Quinn was born Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca on April 21, 1915 in Chihuahua, Mexico during the Mexican Revolution to Manuela (née Oaxaca) and Francisco Quinn, known informally as "Frank" and "Nellie". … Read More


1936 21 Years Old After a short time performing on the stage, Quinn launched his film career performing character roles in the 1936 films Parole (in which he made his debut) and The Milky Way. … Read More
1937 22 Years Old Quinn's first wife was the adopted daughter of Cecil B. DeMille, the actress Katherine DeMille; they wed in 1937. … Read More


1947 32 Years Old 1 More Event
By 1947, he had appeared in more than fifty films and had played Indians, Mafia dons, Hawaiian chiefs, Filipino freedom-fighters, Chinese guerrillas, and Arab sheiks, but was still not a major star. … Read More
1953 38 Years Old Quinn was the first Mexican-American to win an Academy Award. He appeared in several Italian films starting in 1953, turning in one of his best performances as a dim-witted, thuggish and volatile strongman in Federico Fellini's La strada (1954) opposite Giulietta Masina. … Read More


1959 44 Years Old He starred in The Savage Innocents 1959 (film) as Inuk, an Eskimo who finds himself caught between two clashing cultures. … Read More
1960 45 Years Old He appeared on Broadway to great acclaim in Becket, as King Henry II to Laurence Olivier's Thomas Becket in 1960. … Read More
1964 49 Years Old The success of Zorba the Greek in 1964 resulted in another Oscar nomination for Best Actor. … Read More


1965 50 Years Old In 1965, Quinn and DeMille were divorced, because of his affair with Italian costume designer Jolanda Addolori, whom he married in 1966. … Read More
1971 56 Years Old In 1971, after the success of a TV movie named The City, where Quinn played Mayor Thomas Jefferson Alcala, he starred in the television series, The Man and the City. … Read More


1976 61 Years Old In 1976, he starred in the movie Mohammad, Messenger of God (also known as The Message), about the origin of Islam, as Hamza, a highly respected uncle of Mohammad, the prophet of Islam.
1981 66 Years Old In 1981, he starred in the Lion of the Desert. … Read More
1983 68 Years Old In 1983, he reprised his role as Zorba the Greek for 362 performances in a successful musical version, called Zorba, opposite fellow film co-star Lila Kedrova, reprising her role as Madame Hortense. … Read More
1994 79 Years Old In 1994 Quinn played the role of Zeus in five television movies focusing on the legendary journeys of Hercules. … Read More
1996 81 Years Old He would later portray Gambino family underboss Aniello Dellacroce in the 1996 HBO film Gotti. … Read More
1997 82 Years Old 1 More Event
His marriage with Addolori finally ended in divorce in August 1997.
2001 86 Years Old Quinn and Benvin remained married until his death, in June 2001. … Read More
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