Anthony Franciosa
Actor
Anthony Franciosa
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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Anthony Franciosa's personal information overview.
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Andy Griffith to be remembered on TCM July 18
NewsOK.com Blogs - over 4 years
Andy Griffith is shown in a 1987 AP file photo.   Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will remember the life and career of Andy Griffith on Wednesday, July 18, according to a news release. The actor died this morning, Tuesday, July 3, at the age of 86. TCM’s four-film memorial tribute is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. and will feature “A Face in the Crowd,” “No Time for Sergeants,” “Hearts of the West” and “Onionhead.” The schedule and summaries of the movies, provided by TCM, are as follows: - 7 p.m. – A Face in the Crowd (1957) – with Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau and Lee Remick. Directed by Elia Kazan. - 9:15 p.m. – No Time for Sergeants (1958) – with Myron McCormick, Nick Adams, Murray Hamilton and Don Knotts. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. - 11:30 p.m. – Hearts of the West (1975) – with Jeff Bridges, Donald Pleasance, Blythe Danner, Alan Arkin, Richard B. Shull, Herb Edelman, Alex Rocco and Marie Windsor. Directed by Howard Zieff. - 1:15 a.m. – Onionhead (1 ...
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Fame doesn't protect Hollywood from risk
Aiken Standard - almost 5 years
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood trivia quiz: What do Sharon Stone, Dudley Moore, James Garner and Elizabeth Taylor have in common besides an Oscar nomination? All have suffered strokes, a reminder that money and fame can't insulate you from a health risk that much can be done to prevent, researchers said. The International Stroke Conference was held in Tinseltown for the first time, just three weeks before this year's Oscars are to be awarded. Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles had the idea to check movie stars' rates of heart attacks and strokes. "We see the diseases that ravage them just as they ravage the rest of the country and the world," said Dr. Jeffrey Saver, director of the stroke center at UCLA, who has treated several stars who have suffered strokes. For their study, researchers searched the Internet and a movie industry database to compile a list of all best actor/actress nominees since the Oscars began in 1927 through ...
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Video Nasties: Tenebrae - HorrorMovies.ca
Google News - over 5 years
The film focuses on novelist Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa), who is in Rome on the book tour for his latest thriller; Tenebrae. When Neal arrives a series of brutal murders begins, and notes delivered to him suggest that the killer is obsessed with
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Sigue vigente Shelley Winters con proyección de sus filmes en la TV - SDP Noticias
Google News - over 5 years
Su tercer y último esposo fue el actor Anthony Franciosa, con el que estuvo casada de 1957 a 1960. A lo largo de su extensa carrera como actriz de cine, teatro y televisión escribió varias obras teatrales y publicó su autobiografía "Shelley also known
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Aspen (mini-series) - The Complete Mini-Series - TVShowsOnDVD.com
Google News - over 5 years
Elliott and King are joined by a truly amazing cast, including Michelle Phillips, Gene Barry, Bo Hopkins, Anthony Franciosa, Roger Davis, Joseph Cotten, Jessica Harper, John Houseman and many more... The beautiful scenery and spectacular cast add up to
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Publisher's Perspective: The long, hot summer - Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald
Google News - over 5 years
The Long, Hot Summer (1958 film), directed by Martin Ritt, starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Lee Remick, Angela Lansbury and Orson Welles. It is based on stories by William Faulkner. • The Long Hot Summer (1985 film),
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Tenebrae Blu-ray Review - HeyUGuys.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
The protagonist of Tenebrae is gialli author Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa) and the murders that occur are directly inspired by his most recent book, entitled Tenebrae. If this concept of horror fiction inspiring real life murder wasn't playful enough,
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Luxury car show supports hospital - Niagarathisweek.com
Google News - over 5 years
From left are Frank “Uncle Frank” Carchidi, driving a GT 350; Aldo DeSantis, with his Mercedes SLS; Vaughn Warrington, with his Porsche Carrera; Anthony Franciosa in a Ferrari 355 F1 Spider; and Jason Francisoa in a Cadillac XLR
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DVD Review – Rio Conchos / Take a Hard Ride - Inside Pulse
Google News - over 5 years
The stars of this film are Richard Boone (Have Gun – Will Travel), Stuart Whitman (Comancheros) and Anthony Franciosa (Dario Argento's Tenebrae). Brown's role is military support for the leads. He's a thespian blocking back. Boone is pissed off at the
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video vault - Yes! Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
Factory): A double-barreled DVD twin-bill ($14.97) of big-screen Westerns featuring football greatturned-movie star Jim Brown: 1964's Rio Conchos (**½) marked his film debut and costars Richard Boone, Stuart Whitman, Anthony Franciosa and Edmond
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UK Blu-Ray Review: Dario Argento's 'Tenebrae' - Brutal As Hell
Google News - over 5 years
American novelist Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa) arrives in Italy to promote his latest best-seller, the titular Tenebrae. He is soon contacted by the local police, after the body of beautiful young woman is found brutally murdered, and with pages from
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East Irondequoit Middle School community dedicates a bench in memory of Akeer ... - Irondequoit Post
Google News - over 5 years
Sheila Foxx, back, has a "group hug" for her son Akeer's friends, Drake Franciosa, left, Anthony Franciosa, Allen Hahn and Cesar Surillo as they try out the new skateboard-shaped bench. They brought along their skateboards, of course,
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10 anni dalla scomparsa di Anthony Queen - FilmFilm.it
Google News - over 5 years
... che vede Anthony Quinn al fianco della nostra diva internazionale Sophia Loren. A seguire è il protagonista, insieme ad Anthony Franciosa, dell'action movie ambientato ad Harlem Rubare alla mafia è un suicidio, tratto da un romanzo di Wally Ferris
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MGM presenta 10 anni dalla scomparsa di Anthony Quinn - italiah24.it
Google News - over 5 years
... che vede Anthony Quinn al fianco della nostra diva internazionale Sophia Loren. A seguire è il protagonista, insieme ad Anthony Franciosa, dell'action movie ambientato ad Harlem Rubare alla mafia è un suicidio, tratto da un romanzo di Wally Ferris
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Ruskin Group Theatre Co. Presents A MEMORY OF TWO MONDAYS 6/10-7/25 - Broadway World
Google News - almost 6 years
Anthony Hopkins and Anthony Franciosa were some of the first teachers at Ruskin School of Theatre. JOHN RUSKIN (Artistic Director) helmed the critically acclaimed production of Strange Snow at RGT. His years of experience include studies at the Yale
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Michael Sarrazin Dies: THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY?, SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Among Sarrazin's other notable film appearances were those in Harvey Hart's The Sweet Ride (1968), playing a surfer opposite Jacqueline Bisset and Anthony Franciosa; John Huston's The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972), once again with Bisset,
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SEARCH: Past 14 days Archives - Boston Herald
Google News - almost 6 years
Each episode was 90 minutes long and featured one of several heroes — Glenn Howard (Gene Barry), a crusading magazine publisher; Dan Farrell (Robert Stack), a crusading reporter who worked for the crusading publisher; or Jeff Dillon (Anthony Franciosa
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Gene Barry, Actor of TV, Film and Stage, Dies at 90
NYTimes - about 7 years
Gene Barry, who portrayed debonair lawmen on television but whose career of more than 60 years ranged from song and dance on Broadway to science fiction, died Wednesday in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was 90 and lived in Beverly Hills until about a year ago. His death, at an assisted-living facility, was confirmed by his daughter, Elizabeth. As the
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FROM THE INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE; 100, 75, 50 Years Ago
NYTimes - almost 8 years
1909 Plover Omelet No Big Surprise PARIS Have you ever eaten an omelette of plover's eggs? Two men bent on a new experience did so one morning recently, and both were of opinion that if they had not known what they were eating that omelet might as well have been produced by the good old hen. They tried to think it was just a suspicion more delicate
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Anthony Franciosa, TV and Film Actor, Dies at 77
NYTimes - about 11 years
Anthony Franciosa, whose strong portrayals of moody, troubled characters made him a Hollywood star in the 1950's and 60's but whose combative behavior on movie sets hampered his career, died here on Thursday. He was 77. The cause was a stroke, his publicist, Dick Guttman, said. Mr. Franciosa was one of a wave of actors in the mid-20th century who
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Anthony Franciosa
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 77
    On January 19, 2006, Franciosa died at age 77 at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California after suffering a massive stroke.
    More Details Hide Details His death followed that of his ex-wife Shelley Winters by five days (Franciosa suffered the stroke the day Winters died, January 14). He is survived by his wife, Rita, his children, Nina, Christopher, and Marco and his grandchildren, Ruby, Cassius, Alistar, and Rye Franciosa. In his autobiography, "The Garner Files," actor James Garner stated that Franciosa, on the set of A Man Could Get Killed, constantly abused the stunt crew. "He purposely wasn't pulling his punches during fight scenes, and he kept doing it despite my warnings to stop... so I had to pop him one."
  • 1996
    Age 67
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Billed as "Anthony Franciosa," he won the 1960 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for the role "Sam Lawson" in Career (1959), opposite Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine. He had won the Globe competing with actors Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur, Richard Burton in Look Back in Anger, Fredric March in Middle of the Night and Joseph Schildkraut as Otto Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank. In 1958, Franciosa had been nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Polo Pope in the film version of A Hatful of Rain (1957), opposite Eva Marie Saint and Don Murray as his brother, Johnny, a morphine addict.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1985
    Age 56
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1963
    Age 34
    He guest-starred in the television series The Greatest Show on Earth, Jack Palance's circus drama, which aired on ABC from 1963–1964.
    More Details Hide Details That same season, he appeared in the ABC medical drama about psychiatry, Breaking Point. Producer David Dortort was on the verge of casting him as Cameron Mitchell's best friend and brother-in-law, Manolito Montoya, on the western, The High Chaparral, if Henry Darrow did not make it in time. Unfortunately for Franciosa, he lost the part, because Darrow had arrived on the set, right on time, before filming was about to begin, in two weeks. Eager to act in any medium, he became a series lead in the sitcom Valentine's Day and drama TV series The Name of the Game (and its pilot TV-movie Fame Is the Name of the Game), as lead role of charismatic but doggedly determined star reporter Jeff Dillon, alternating the regular lead spot with Gene Barry and Robert Stack. He was fired from the series because of his temper. He had a further alternating lead role, this time alongside Hugh O'Brian and Doug McClure, as agent Nick Bianco in Search, and then on his own in Matt Helm, a spinoff of the spy-spoof films that starred Dean Martin. He also played roles in all-star television miniseries, such as Aspen (1977) and Wheels (1978).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1957
    Age 28
    His second wife was Oscar-winning actress Shelley Winters; they were married from May 4, 1957 until their divorce in 1960; they had no children.
    More Details Hide Details Her death preceded his by five days. His third wife, the former Judith Balaban, is the author of the book The Bridesmaids, about her friend Princess Grace of Monaco, in whose wedding she served as a bridesmaid. This marriage produced Franciosa's only daughter, Nina. His last wife (from November 27, 1970 until his death in 2006) was Rita Theil, by whom he had two sons, Marco and Christopher. Christopher Franciosa is an actor. Marco Franciosa is an organic farmer. Rita, his last wife, when asked about Anthony's hair-trigger temper said, "He was never taught how to control his temper... I changed him a lot... We still have good fights once in a while, but I can scream back at him." Franciosa, reflecting about Rita's influence on him, said, During his later years, Franciosa lived in Brentwood, a district in West Los Angeles.
    When he reprised his role in the film version in 1957, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.
    More Details Hide Details He followed that with roles in several major films, including A Face in the Crowd (1957) with Andy Griffith and Patricia Neal, The Naked Maja (1958) with Ava Gardner, The Long Hot Summer (also 1958) with Paul Newman and Orson Welles, Career (1959) with Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine, Period of Adjustment (1962) with Jane Fonda, The Pleasure Seekers (1964) with Ann-Margret and Carol Lynley, Fathom (1967) with Raquel Welch, The Drowning Pool (1975) with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, and Rio Conchos with Richard Boone and Stuart Whitman. He also appeared in a prominent co-starring role in the Frank Sinatra film Assault on a Queen (1966) and was later in the 70s film of the Jackie Collins book The World Is Full of Married Men.
  • 1952
    Age 23
    Franciosa was married four times, and had three children. His first wife, Beatrice Bakalyar, was a writer. They were married from 1952 to 1957.
    More Details Hide Details The marriage ended in divorce.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1948
    Age 19
    In 1948, Franciosa joined the Cherry Lane Theatre Group off Broadway (at the same time as actress Beatrice Arthur).
    More Details Hide Details Within two years, he had been accepted as a member of the Actors Studio, which would prove an invaluable resource going forward but it would be a few years more before Franciosa could make a living from acting. In the meantime, he worked a variety of jobs which included being a waiter, dishwasher, day laborer, and messenger boy. Several years later he garnered rave reviews and a Tony Award nomination for his Broadway performance of the play A Hatful of Rain.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1928
    Born
    Born on October 25, 1928.
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