Tony Danza
American actor and former boxer
Tony Danza
Tony Danza is a U.S. actor known for starring on the TV series Taxi and Who's the Boss?, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award and four Golden Globe Awards. In 1998, Danza won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series for his work on the 1997 sitcom The Tony Danza Show.
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Review: Tony Danza Reaches for Sinatra With Charisma
NYTimes - 7 months
The actor and singer acknowledges the passing of years in his show “Standards & Stories” at Feinstein’s/54 Below.
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This Is The One Where The 'Friends' Cast Finally Reunited
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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30 feature-length movies on YouTube that are totally worth watching
Yahoo News - about 1 year
This article is continually updated to reflect removed and newly available movies. Rachel Grozanick, Drew Prindle, Brandon Widder, and Rick Stella contributed to this article. Back in 2011, Google quietly rolled out the section. Over the past few years it has amassed a library of titles you can rent, purchase, or stream for free, and today, there’s more content in the movie section than you could watch in a lifetime — and that’s not even counting all the full-length films uploaded by users. So to help save you some time in your search for something to watch, we’ve sifted through all the movies the site has to offer — free, paid, legal, and not-so-legal — to bring you this list of the best full movies on YouTube. Related: Time to kill? Here’s 104 riveting movies you can watch on Netflix right now Free Movies (legally uploaded) YouTube has a pretty sizable list of movies you can stream for free, but truth be told, not many are worth watching. The overwhelming majority ...
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When Is it OK to Tell a Lie? We Asked the Stars at the 'Clever Little Lies' Opening
Huffington Post - over 1 year
In the funny and thoughtful new Off-Broadway comedy, Clever Little Lies, Marlo Thomas and Greg Mullavey, play a long married husband and wife devoted to help preserve their son and daughter-in-law's marriage. "The play is about the lengths a mother will go to protect her child," says playwright Joe DiPietro. During a series of surprising twists and turns, everyone in the play has a lie that they wish to hide -- or so it seems. So at the play's recent premiere Parade asked the question, is it ever OK to tell a lie? "My husband doesn't lie at all," revealed Ali Wentworth about George Stephanopoulos. "I'll say, 'wow, I've gotten fat.' He'll say, 'yes, you have.' But I appreciate that." Click to this story to read how celebrities including Hoda Kotb, Tony Danza, Marlo Thomas, Michael Moore, Phil Donahue, Rachael Dratch and more responded. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal cons ...
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Diane Sawyer, Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Regis Philbin and Others Celebrate Marlo Thomas and the 'Clever Little Lies' Cast
Huffington Post - over 1 year
In Clever Little Lies, the thoughtful and funny new comedy about family, love, sex and the power of commitment, Marlo Thomas and Greg Mullavey play a long married husband and wife determined to help their son (George Merrick) and daughter-in-law (Kate Wetherhead) save their marriage. So at a recent star-studded luncheon at New York's La Grenouille restaurant to celebrate the cast it only seemed fitting that Phil Donahue would lovingly share his take on marriage to Thomas. This year the couple celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. "In airports people knock me over," gushed the legendary talk show host. 'Oh, That Girl. We love That Girl!" And "Free to be You and Me". The big football player {Rosey Grier} who sings "It's Alright to Cry"...finally they look me over and say, 'we like you, too, Regis.'" See photos from the luncheon below. Learn more about Clever Little Lies here. Alan Alda, Marlo Thomas, Candice Bergen Candice Bergen, Elaine May, Diane Sawyer, Marlo Tho ...
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Laughing out Loud With Marlo Thomas in <i>Clever Little Lies</i>, Now Off-Broadway
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Arriving early to The Westside Theater's opening night of Joe DiPietro's Clever Little Lies, Ali Wentworth and Peggy Siegal posed in front of the play's poster, mimicking the star Marlo Thomas poised with shhh finger over her mouth. This is a play with secrets, and Hoda Kotb was giggling nearby, but the big laughs for Clever Little Lies would come shortly. With all the seats filled, we could hear Tony Danza laughing loudest. When we meet her in the nicely decorated living room of a suburban home, Marlo Thomas' character Alice grouses about adorning the windows of her bookstore with copies of the sexually charged 50 Shades of Gray. By contrast, Alice's family, including husband Bill (Greg Mullavey), son Billy (George Merrick), and daughter-in-law Jane (Kate Wetherhead) have other volatile issues. The word "infidelity" resonates, and compared with the sex in last year's best-selling book, the extra-marital sort seems genteel indeed. Son Billy has delusions of real love-- with a gym tra ...
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Tony Danza Breaks Down While Talking About Late Mother
ABC News - almost 2 years
While on the "&gt;Dr. Oz" show earlier this month, acting icon Tony Danza started to talk about a near-death experience.
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Rob McClure's Honeymoon on Broadway
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Honeymoon in Vegas is the latest film to leap off the silver screen and onto the Broadway stage. Coming off his Tony-nominated role as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin: The Musical, Rob McClure brings his comedic brilliance to the leading role, originally played by Nicholas Cage in the 1992 film. The show also stars Brynn O'Malley and Tony Danza. It's campy. It's charming. At times it's even downright absurd. Yet there is no denying it's fun. When McClure heard that composer Jason Robert Brown, someone he has admired for quite some time, had written a comedy, he knew he just had to get his hands on the script. "The second I got the script, I couldn't remember the last time I had read one by myself in my living room and just laughed out loud," McClure said. "Then I heard the opening number, and the lyrics were so funny. I think it's surprising for a lot of people that the guy who wrote Parade and The Last Five Years has this incredible sense of humor and can write this throwback, big band ...
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Tony Danza: Honeymoon in Malverne
Wall Street Journal - about 2 years
Actor Tony Danza recalls the jolt of a teenage move from Brooklyn to a suburban home on New York’s Long Island
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<em>A-Sides</em> on the Red Carpet: <em>Only Make Believe's </em> 14th Annual Gala
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's not every day you see Magneto brushing elbows with Tony Micelli, but that's exactly what happened at a benefit event in New York City last week. Mona? Jokes aside, Sir Ian McKellen hosted Only Make Believe's 14th Annual Gala on Nov. 4, and stars ranging from Tony Danza to honoree Susan Sarandon roamed the red carpet. Only Make Believe is an incredible non-profit organization that creates and performs interactive theatre for children in hospitals and care facilities. The program is actually free for hospitals. The event specifically, which was themed "Make Believe On Broadway" and was directed by Joe DiPietro, respectively bestowed Sarandon with the Sir Ian McKellen Award for her philanthropy and activism and Dr. Alex Karp with the Founders' Award for his commitment to philanthropic causes. A-Sides caught up with McKellen, Sarandon, Danza, and guest Josh Lucas at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater to chat about the cause and the strength of music in general. Watch on. A-Sides the ...
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<i>Diana</i> the Movie -- Not As Awful As You've Heard, But It Could Have Been Better -- (Memo to All Actors -- Try To Avoid Portraying Fabled Icons!)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"You know, Hillary Clinton gives of herself. Princess Diana gives of herself. But they are not saints," said actor Edward James Olmos. Well, during no point in Hillary Clinton's lifetime has she ever been considered a saint. Princess Diana, however, even before her much-publicized charity endeavors, was considered some sort of other-worldly saint-like celebrity phenomenon. She was famous for being famous on the grandest scale. (So powerful was her impact before she married Prince Charles many people referred to her as "Lady Di" forever.) She initially tapped into the beautiful fairy-tale of a "commoner" being lifted to royalty by a (reasonably) attractive prince. Although Diana wasn't really a"commoner" at all. Just very young, and totally unsuited for The Life. Later, as her unhappiness and neurosis became known--often through her own clever self-promotion -- she was the first truly modern star of the obsessively searching "me" generation. Theatrically staged suicide attempts ...
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Tony Danza Reveal The Truth About 'Angels In The Outfield'
MTV News - over 3 years
Any time that Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes a movie that he also stars in and that co-stars his "Angel in the Outfield" Tony Danza there are going to be a lot of questions. That's why MTV News' Josh Horowitz sat the duo down at this year's Sundance Film Festival for the latest edition of the Yes/No Show. During the game where they can only answer "yes" or "no," we discover the secrets behind "Angels in the Outfield," find out whether "3rd Rock From the Sun" was better than "Who's the Boss" and if Bane's voice had anything to do with Cobra Commander.
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"Don Jon": The Masterpiece Most People Will Probably Not See
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Maybe you will catch an interview with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and be moderately intrigued. Maybe you will read a post on Facebook stating that "Don Jon" is funny or cute. Maybe you will hear that it is too smart and honest for its own good. But there's something uniquely dis-appealing about "Don Jon." Not unappealing, not immediately repulsive. More like simply not-appealing. I mean, if you saw the poster for "The Graduate" in 1967 with Dustin Hoffman eyeing Ms. Robinson's leg you may have been titillated, but from whatever you gathered about the plot and characters of "Don Jon" I doubt that you will rush to see this stew of suburban dysfunctionality. "Really?" you'll query, "a film whose basic premise is that relatively normal men objectify women and escape into the fantasies of Internet pornography? Do I really need to devote ninety minutes of my life to viewing the death of sensuality, the demise of intimacy, and the evisceration of romantic love (and not even get to see ...
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The Weekend Guide: 'Don Jon,' Tony Danza, And Other Dude Stuff
MTV News - over 3 years
By Amelia Mularz Because your fantasy football team can probably power on without their all-knowing couch-side coach, take some time away from the games and catch a movie. Here's what to watch: On the Big Screen: "Don Jon" Between a movie about porn addiction ("Don Jon"), and a flick about race cars ("Rush"), your local theater will be transformed into a massive man cave this weekend. But while both films are equally dude-friendly, we've gotta go with The Don. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a porn-obsessed juicehead, and he also wrote and directed the movie. No fool, Gordon-Levitt cast Scarlett Johansson as his leading lady. She plays a gum-poppin' Jersey girl with her own addiction to rom-coms. To play the part of his character's Italian dad, Gordon-Levitt tapped the ultimate boss, Tony Danza. On the Boob Tube: "300" Keeping with "Don Jon," "300" is a cornucopia of things guys love: warriors, beasts, blood, and guts. In fact, if you eat a raw egg, then do 20 pushups while ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tony Danza
  • 2014
    Age 62
    Danza was inducted into the Ride of Fame in December 2014 and the double decker sightseeing bus commemorated his role in the Broadway musical.
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  • 2009
    Age 57
    In August 2009, it was reported that Danza would appear in a new A&E reality show Teach: Tony Danza, in which he would co-instruct a 10th Grade English class at Northeast High School in Philadelphia. The series was filmed during the 2009-2010 school year and premiered on October 1, 2010. The book I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High, which was released in 2012, was based on his year of teaching.
    More Details Hide Details A Broadway adaptation of 1992 film Honeymoon in Vegas opened on a pre-Broadway run at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse on September 26, 2013, co-starring Danza and Tony nominee Rob McClure with Gary Griffin directing.
  • 2008
    Age 56
    In September 2008, it was reported that Danza would host the 4th season of The Contender, which was filmed in Singapore and began airing in December 2008 on the Versus TV sports channel.
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  • 2006
    Age 54
    He starred on Broadway as "Max Bialystock" in The Producers, from December 19, 2006, to March 11, 2007 and reprised his role at the Paris Las Vegas from August 13, 2007, to February 9, 2008.
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    His daytime talk show ended in May 2006; the last live episode aired on May 26, 2006.
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  • 2005
    Age 53
    Danza returned to go-kart racing on October 20, 2005, to challenge IndyCar driver Danica Patrick, but his brakes malfunctioned and he skidded into a wall, unharmed.
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    Danza hosted his own TV talk show, The Tony Danza Show, that was produced each weekday morning in his hometown of New York and was syndicated across the US. On May 9, 2005, during a go-kart race with NASCAR star Rusty Wallace, who was a guest on the show, Danza's kart flipped after Wallace accidentally bumped him.
    More Details Hide Details Neither he nor Wallace was wearing a helmet at the time, but both were uninjured.
  • 2002
    Age 50
    In 2002, Danza released his debut album The House I Live In as a 1950s-style crooner.
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  • 1999
    Age 47
    He received critical acclaim for his performance in the 1999 Broadway revival of the Eugene O'Neill play The Iceman Cometh.
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  • 1998
    Age 46
    He was nominated for an Emmy Award for a guest-starring 1998 role in the TV series The Practice.
    More Details Hide Details His movie debut was in the comedy The Hollywood Knights (1980), which was followed by Going Ape! (1981).
  • 1988
    Age 36
    For his contribution to the television industry, in 1988, Danza was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard.
    More Details Hide Details Danza also plays the role of a baseball player in Angels in the Outfield (1994). Danza also starred in the short-lived sitcoms Hudson Street (1995) and The Tony Danza Show (1997), not to be confused with his 2004-2006 talk show, The Tony Danza Show. He had a role in the TV drama Family Law from 2000 until 2002.
  • 1986
    Age 34
    In 1986 Danza married Tracy Robinson. The couple separated in 2006 and filed for divorce on March 10, 2011; the divorce was finalized on February 6, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details They have two daughters, Katherine (born 1987) and Emily (born 1993). In 2008, Danza and his son Marc published a cookbook, Don't Fill Up on the Antipasto: Tony Danza's Father-Son Cookbook. Source:
  • 1985
    Age 33
    During his first year of college, he had the Robert Crumb "Keep on Truckin'" character tattooed on his upper right arm. In a 1985 interview in Us Weekly magazine, Danza remarked, "I was playing pool with a guy who had all these tattoos, and I wanted to be friends."
    More Details Hide Details Danza also sports a "Keep Punching" boxing gloves tattoo on his right shoulder as well as "Tracy", his (former) wife's name, on his chest. In college, Danza met and married his first wife. Danza was a professional boxer with a 9–3(9 knockouts, 7 in the first round) record, with all but one of his fights, wins and losses, ending in a knockout. He was ordained by the Universal Life Church, and has been an ordained minister for many years. Shortly after his college graduation, Danza was discovered by a producer at a boxing gymnasium in New York. He then earned a spot on the television show Taxi. Danza is better known for his roles on Taxi, in which he played a cab driver and part-time boxer Tony Banta, and Who's the Boss?, in which he portrayed retired baseball player, housekeeper and single father Tony Micelli.
  • 1975
    Age 23
    In 1975, as a joke, Danza's friends entered him in the New York City Golden Gloves.
    More Details Hide Details After knocking out his first six opponents all in the first round, Danza was knocked out in the finals.
  • 1972
    Age 20
    He earned a bachelor's degree in history in 1972 from the University of Dubuque, which he attended on a wrestling scholarship.
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  • 1970
    Age 18
    Tony Danza has a son, Marc, from his first marriage, to Rhonda Yeoman, whom he wed in 1970 and divorced in 1974.
    More Details Hide Details He and Yeoman have a daughter, Gina, from a reconciliation in 1983.
  • 1969
    Age 17
    Danza attended Malverne High School, graduating in 1969.
    More Details Hide Details In the first episode of his show Teach: Tony Danza, Danza describes himself as a "bad student" in high school.
  • 1951
    Born on April 21, 1951.
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