Anthony Quinn
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Anthony Quinn
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From Arab hero to zero - Asia Times Online
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In the 1970s, Gaddafi bankrolled the Hollywood-based Syrian director Mustapha al-Akkad, who produced a film about Libya's resistance leader Omar al-Mukhtar called Lion of the Desert, starring Anthony Quinn. The film was a thundering success and an
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Rev. William Barnaby Faherty, St. Louis' most prolific historian - St. Louis Beacon
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William Faherty was on location in Mexico with Charles Bronson and Anthony Quinn for the filming of MGM's 1968 spaghetti western "Guns for San Sebastian." A few years later, when James Michener was doing research for his epic tome "Centennial," he flew
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NRL Teams - hot off the wire! Round 25 - League Unlimited
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Anthony Quinn 6. Rory Kostjasyn 7. Gareth Widdop 8. Bryan Norrie 9. (c) Cameron Smith 10. Jesse Bromwich 11. Adam Blair 12. Sika Manu 13. Kevin Proctor Interchange: 14. Ryan Hinchcliffe 15. Sisa Waqa 16. Todd Lowrie 17. Jaiman Lowe Eels: 1
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Quinn laid to rest - ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)
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The actor son of movie icon Anthony Quinn collapsed and died of a suspected heart attack outside his Malibu, California home on 5 August (11). A small funeral service was held on Thursday (11Aug11) at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica,
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Malibu actor Francesco Quinn dies at 48 - Malibu Times
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Francesco Quinn, the 48-year-old son of the late actor Anthony Quinn, reportedly died of a heart attack Friday near his La Costa area home. Neighbors said they saw Quinn walking on the street with his son when he
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Equalling record fails to stir Storm - The Age
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said Anthony Quinn when asked yesterday about the significance of the game. ''That's the first I've heard of it. I think that's how much we're concerned about a record like that. I know it would be nice to equal or better, but I know the players
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Francesco Quinn dies at 48; actor, son of movie legend - Los Angeles Times
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Francesco Quinn, son of movie star Anthony Quinn, played a variety of roles as a result of his multiethnic background, which included Mexican, Irish and Italian ancestry. Francesco Quinn, son of actor Anthony Quinn, followed in his father's footsteps ... - -
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NSW Cup Sharks win a thriller - Cronulla Sharks
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"Ricky Leutele was good at fullback and even better when he switched back to the centres and Anthony Quinn played well also. Actually our left side attack was very good for us today. "In the forwards, Siosaia Vave had one of his better games,
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Reporter signs exclusive book deal with top US crime editor - Tyrone Today
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TYRONE Times reporter Anthony Quinn has signed a world wide book deal for his debut thriller with one of the most famous US crime publishers. Disappeared, a 'smart thriller' set in the murky world of post-ceasefire Northern Ireland,
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DVD Extra: Preminger's head trip - New York Post (blog)
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... Rod Steiger, Zero Mostel, Anthony Quinn, Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Quinn and Senator Everett Dirksen) wants Gleason to rub out a jailed mobster (Mickey Rooney) who is going to testify before a congressional committee headed by Peter Lawford
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VIDEO: Fourth of July flags in Middletown - Middletown Press
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Local photographer Anthony Quinn walked around Main Street in Middletown on July 4 trying to get as much footage of flags as he could. This is the resulting video. Local photographer Anthony Quinn walked around Main Street in Middletown on July 4
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Resident evil fails to scare - Independent Online
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It comes from Hammer and features Christopher Lee, but this psychological thriller honours neither the studio's Gothic tradition nor the pointy-toothed legend himself. Directed by Antti J Jokinen – he'll never be allowed to make a
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Blu Room: THE DESTRUCTORS (MOD-DVD) - Latino Review
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Caine's persona is as timeless as fellow actor Anthony Quinn whom he co-starred with in the 1974 feature The Destuctors. The Paris based thriller hasn't seen the light of day much in the nearly forty years since its release, but is now readily
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Squabble Over Archipenko's 'Turning Torso' - Courthouse News Service
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By ALEXANDRIA D'ANGELO PROVIDENCE, RI (CN) - Anthony Quinn's estate claims an art dealer couldn't back up its guarantee that it could sell the Alexander Archipenko sculpture "Turning Torso" for $350000. The estate says it turned down other offers while
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Anthony Quinn
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2001
    Age 85
    Quinn and Benvin remained married until his death, in June 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Quinn spent his last years in Bristol, Rhode Island. He died of respiratory failure, pneumonia and throat cancer in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 86. His funeral was held in the First Baptist Church in America in College Hill, Providence, Rhode Island. Late in life, he had rejoined the Foursquare evangelical Christian community. He is buried in a family plot in Bristol, Rhode Island. In Chihuahua, Mexico, there is a statue of Quinn (who was originally from Chihuahua) doing his famous "Zorba the Greek" dance. A 70-foot high mural, entitled "Anthony Quinn" or more commonly "The Pope of Broadway" (1984) by Eloy Torrez, is at 259 W. Third Street, Los Angeles, California. On January 5, 1982, the Belvedere County Public Library in East Los Angeles was renamed in honor of Anthony Quinn. The present library sits on the site of his family's former home.
  • 1997
    Age 81
    He then married Benvin in December 1997.
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    His marriage with Addolori finally ended in divorce in August 1997.
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  • 1996
    Age 80
    He would later portray Gambino family underboss Aniello Dellacroce in the 1996 HBO film Gotti.
    More Details Hide Details Quinn was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance as Dellacroce. Quinn had a personal relationship with New York Mafia crime boss Frank Costello and other Genovese gangsters. Art critic Donald Kuspit, explains, "examining Quinn's many expressions of creativity together—his art and acting—we can see that he was a creative genius " Early in life Quinn had an interest in painting and drawing. Throughout his teenage years he won various art competitions in California and focused his studies at Polytechnic High School in Los Angeles on drafting. Later, Quinn studied briefly under Frank Lloyd Wright through the Taliesin Fellowship — an opportunity created by winning first prize in an architectural design contest. Through Wright's recommendation, Quinn took acting lessons as a form of post-operative speech therapy, which led to an acting career that spanned over six decades. Apart from art classes taken in Chicago during the 1950s, Quinn never attended art school; nonetheless, taking advantage of books, museums, and amassing a sizable collection, he managed to give himself an effective education in the language of modern art. By the early 1980s, his work had caught the eyes of various gallery owners and was exhibited internationally, in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Mexico City. His work is now represented in both public and private collections throughout the world.
  • 1994
    Age 78
    In 1994 Quinn played the role of Zeus in five television movies focusing on the legendary journeys of Hercules.
    More Details Hide Details These were, in order, Hercules and the Amazon Women, Hercules and the Lost Kingdom, Hercules and the Circle of Fire, Hercules in the Underworld, and Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur Quinn made an appearance at the John Gotti trial, according to John H. Davis, author of Mafia Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the Gambino Crime Family. He told reporters he wanted to play Paul Castellano, the boss of the Gambino family after Carlo Gambino. Gotti had Castellano murdered, becoming the boss of the Gambino family thereafter. Gotti was on trial concerning a variety of felony charges when Quinn visited the courtroom. Although he tried to shake hands with Gotti, federal marshals prevented him from doing so, Davis says. The actor interpreted the testimony of Sammy ("The Bull") Gravano, Gotti's underboss, against Gotti as "a friend who betrays a friend." He had not come to "judge" Gotti, Quinn insisted, but only because he wanted to portray Castellano, who inspired the actor because he had had a "thirty-year-old" mistress, which Quinn believed was "a beautiful thing".
  • 1983
    Age 67
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Quinn performed in the musical both on Broadway and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Quinn's film career slowed during the 1990s, but he nonetheless continued to work steadily, appearing in Revenge (1990), Jungle Fever (1991), Last Action Hero (1993), A Walk in the Clouds (1995) and Seven Servants (1996).
  • 1981
    Age 65
    In 1981, he starred in the Lion of the Desert.
    More Details Hide Details Quinn played real-life Bedouin leader Omar Mukhtar who fought Benito Mussolini's Italian troops in the deserts of Libya.
  • 1976
    Age 60
    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.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1971
    Age 55
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Quinn's subsequent television appearances were sporadic, including Jesus of Nazareth.
  • FORTIES
  • 1965
    Age 49
    In 1965, Quinn and DeMille were divorced, because of his affair with Italian costume designer Jolanda Addolori, whom he married in 1966.
    More Details Hide Details They had three children: Francesco Quinn (March 22, 1963 – August 5, 2011), Danny (born April 16, 1964), and Lorenzo Quinn (born May 7, 1966). In the 1970s, during his marriage to Addolori, Quinn also had two children with an event producer in Los Angeles named Friedel Dunbar: Sean Quinn (born February 7, 1973), a New Jersey real estate agent, and Alexander Anthony Quinn (born December 30, 1976). By the 1990s, Quinn then had two children with his secretary, Katherine Benvin; daughter Antonia Patricia Rose Quinn (born July 23, 1993) and son Ryan Nicholas Quinn (born July 5, 1996).
  • 1964
    Age 48
    The success of Zorba the Greek in 1964 resulted in another Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
    More Details Hide Details Other films included The 25th Hour, The Magus, La Bataille de San Sebastian and The Shoes of the Fisherman. In 1969, he starred in The Secret of Santa Vittoria with Anna Magnani; each was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
  • 1960
    Age 44
    He appeared on Broadway to great acclaim in Becket, as King Henry II to Laurence Olivier's Thomas Becket in 1960.
    More Details Hide Details An erroneous story arose in later years that during the run Quinn and Olivier switched roles and Quinn played Becket to Olivier's King. In fact, Quinn left the production for a film, never having played Becket, and director Peter Glenville suggested a road tour with Olivier as Henry. Olivier happily agreed and Arthur Kennedy took on the role of Becket for the tour and brief return to Broadway.
  • 1959
    Age 43
    He starred in The Savage Innocents 1959 (film) as Inuk, an Eskimo who finds himself caught between two clashing cultures.
    More Details Hide Details As the decade ended, Quinn allowed his age to show and began his transformation into a major character actor. His physique filled out, his hair grayed, and his once smooth, swarthy face weathered and became more rugged. He played a Greek resistance fighter in The Guns of Navarone (1961), an aging boxer in Requiem for a Heavyweight, and the Bedouin shaikh Auda abu Tayi in Lawrence of Arabia (both 1962). That year he also played the title role in Barabbas, based on a novel by Pär Lagerkvist.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1953
    Age 37
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Quinn won his second Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of painter Paul Gauguin in Vincente Minnelli's Lust for Life (1956). The following year, he received an Oscar nomination for his part in George Cukor's Wild Is the Wind.
  • 1947
    Age 31
    In 1947, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States.
    More Details Hide Details He came back to Hollywood in the early 1950s, specializing in tough roles. He was cast in a series of B-adventures such as Mask of the Avenger (1951). His big break came from playing opposite Marlon Brando in Elia Kazan's Viva Zapata! (1952). Quinn's performance as Zapata's brother won Quinn an Oscar while Brando lost the Oscar for Best Actor to Gary Cooper in High Noon.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He returned to the theater, playing Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1937
    Age 21
    Quinn's first wife was the adopted daughter of Cecil B. DeMille, the actress Katherine DeMille; they wed in 1937.
    More Details Hide Details The couple had five children: Christopher (1939 - 1941), Christina (born December 1, 1941), Catalina (born November 21, 1942), Duncan (born August 4, 1945), and Valentina (born December 26, 1952). Their first child, Christopher, aged two, drowned in the lily pond of next-door neighbor W.C. Fields.
  • 1936
    Age 20
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He played "ethnic" villains in Paramount films such as Dangerous to Know (1938) and Road to Morocco, and played a more sympathetic Crazy Horse in They Died with Their Boots On with Errol Flynn.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1915
    Born
    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".
    More Details Hide Details Francisco Quinn was born in Mexico, to an Irish immigrant father from County Cork and a Mexican mother. Frank Quinn rode with Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa, then later moved to the East Los Angeles neighborhood of City Terrace and became an assistant cameraman at a movie studio. In Quinn's autobiography, The Original Sin: A Self-portrait by Anthony Quinn, he denied being the son of an "Irish adventurer" and attributed that tale to Hollywood publicists. When he was six years old, Quinn attended a Catholic church (even thinking he wanted to become a priest). At age eleven, however, he joined the Pentecostals in the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (the Pentecostal followers of Aimee Semple McPherson). For a time he played in the church's band and was an apprentice preacher with the renowned evangelist. "I have known most of the great actresses of my time, and not one of them could touch her", Quinn once said of the spellbinding McPherson, whom he credited with inspiring Zorba's gesture of the dramatically outstretched hand.
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