Quinn, Anthony, 1915-2001

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Birth 1915-04-21
Death 2001-06-03
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

First Mexican-American actor to win an Academy Award, Anthony Quinn's most notable film roles were the title character in Zorba the Greek for which he received his fourth Oscar nomination and the circus strongman in Fellini's La Strada. He had a prolific career on film playing especially villains and a wide variety of ethnic types. On Broadway he replaced Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire and played opposite Laurence Olivier in Thomas Becket. Quinn was also a painter and writer.

From the guide to the Anthony Quinn letters to Bertha Case, 1963-1976, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

First Mexican-American actor to win an Academy Award, Anthony Quinn's most notable film roles were the title character in Zorba the Greek for which he received his fourth Oscar nomination and the circus strongman in Fellini's La Strada.

He had a prolific career on film playing especially villains and a wide variety of ethnic types. On Broadway he replaced Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire and played opposite Laurence Olivier in Thomas Becket. Quinn was also a painter and writer.

From the description of Anthony Quinn letters to Bertha Case, 1963-1976. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 233652450

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  • Motion picture actors and actresses

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  • Actors
  • Authors
  • Motion picture producers

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  • Chihuahua, 06, MX
  • Boston, MA, US