Quinn, Anthony, 1915-2001

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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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referencedIn Bertha Case papers, 1932-1985, 1963-1984 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Authors' Manuscripts, 1923-1982 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Quinn, Anthony, 1915-2001. Anthony Quinn letters to Bertha Case, 1963-1976. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Lovell, Tom, 1909-1997. Tom Lovell papers, circa 1845-1997. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
referencedIn Noerdlinger, Henry S. Henry S. Noerdlinger oral history interview : Tape and transcript, 1982 July 9 [sound recording] / conducted by James V. D'Arc. American Primers
referencedIn Dunham, Katherine. Katherine Dunham papers, 1919-1968. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Justice. 1790 - 2002. Photographs of Agency Personnel
referencedIn Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. Mimeographed copy of a typed press packet for Viva Zapata! : New York, 1951 Dec. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. Typed press packet for Viva Zapata! : New York, 1951 Dec. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Lollobrigida, Gina, 1928-. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame : Notre-Dame de Paris, [1956]. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Anthony Quinn letters to Bertha Case, 1963-1976 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Latinos in Film collection. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
creatorOf La Patellière, Denys de, 1921-.... La fabuleuse aventure de Marco Polo [Multimédia multisupport] / Denys de La Patelière, Noël Howard, réal. ; Horst Buchholz, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif.. . [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf La Patellière, Denys de, 1921-.... La fabuleuse aventure de Marco Polo [Multimédia multisupport] / Denys de La Patelière, Noël Howard, réal. ; Horst Buchholz, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif.. . [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Souvenir programs for theatrical productions, 1906-2005. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Records of District Courts of the United States. 1685 - 2009. Petitions for Naturalization. 1887 - 1991. Petition for Naturalization for Antonio Rudolfo Quinn
referencedIn Authors' Manuscripts, 1923-1982. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Allan, Ted. Great guns : a screenplay, 1966 Apr. / by Ted Allan and Anthony Quinn. Ohio State University Libraries
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associatedWith Case, Bertha. person
correspondedWith Dunham, Katherine. person
associatedWith Lovell, Tom, 1909-1997. person
associatedWith Noerdlinger, Henry S. person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. corporateBody
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Boston MA US
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Birth 1915-04-21

Death 2001-06-03

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