Anthony Quinn

Actor, Artist, Director
The tempestuous screen image of two-time Academy Award winner and Renaissance man Anthony Quinn at times seemed to mirror the prolific actor's much publicized, unquenchable thirst for life. His exotic background enabled ... Read more »
Born: 04/21/1915 in Chihuahua, MX

Filmography

Actor (188)

Jackie Gleason: The Great One 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Avenging Angelo 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hispanic Heritage Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Jack Palance: From Grit to Grace 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Fellini 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Maureen O'Hara: Wild Irish Rose 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Cosby 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

Frank Costello: Prime Minister of the Mob 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Oriundi 1998 (Movie)

Giuseppe Padovani (Actor)

Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Henry Fonda: Hollywood's Quiet Hero 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Actors Studio 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Sophia Loren: Actress Italian Style 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Gotti 1996 (Movie)

"Mr Neil" Dellacroce (Actor)

Seven Servants 1996 (Movie)

Old Man Archie (Actor)

Somebody to Love 1996 (Movie)

Emilio (Actor)

A Walk in the Clouds 1995 (Movie)

Don Pedro Aragon (Actor)

Il Sindaco 1995 (Movie)

Antonio Barracano (Actor)

This Can't Be Love 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Action Hero 1993 (Movie)

Tony Vivaldi (Actor)

The 20th International Emmy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

Larry King TNT Extra (07/22/92) 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Jungle Fever 1991 (Movie)

Lou Carbone (Actor)

Mobsters 1991 (Movie)

Don Masseria (Actor)

Only the Lonely 1991 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Presenter

27 Wagons Full of Cotton 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

A Star For Two 1990 (Movie)

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Anthony Quinn 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Bill Cosby Salutes Alvin Ailey 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Conversation With Cassini 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Ghosts Can't Do It 1990 (Movie)

Scott (Actor)

Let Me Hear You Whisper 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Revenge 1990 (Movie)

Tibey (Actor)

The Rope 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Third and Oak: The Pool Hall 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Stradivari 1989 (Movie)

Antonio Stradivarius (Actor)

The American Film Institute Salute to Gregory Peck 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

A Man of Passion 1988 (Movie)

Mauricio (Actor)

Gregory Peck -- His Own Man 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Remembering Bing 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Golden Globe Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

Ingrid 1984 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Salute to Lady Liberty 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual Tony Awards 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Performer

The Salamander 1983 (Movie)

Bruno Manzini (Actor)

High Risk 1981 (Movie)

Mariano (Actor)

Lion of the Desert 1981 (Movie)

Omar Mukhtar (Actor)

Valentina 1981 (Movie)

Mosen Joaquin (Actor)

The Passage 1979 (Movie)

Basque (Actor)

Caravans 1978 (Movie)

Zulfigar (Actor)

The Children of Sanchez 1978 (Movie)

Sanchez (Actor)

Ten Who Dared 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Greek Tycoon 1977 (Movie)

Theo Tomasis (Actor)

Mohammad Messenger of God 1975 (Movie)

Hamza (Actor)

The Inheritance 1975 (Movie)

Gregorio Ferramonti (Actor)

The Destructors 1973 (Movie)

Steve Ventura (Actor)

Deaf Smith and Johnny Ears 1972 (Movie)

Erastus "Deaf" Smith (Actor)

The Don Is Dead 1972 (Movie)

Don Angelo (Actor)

The Man and the City 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Across 110th Street 1971 (Movie)

Captain Frank Mattelli (Actor)

The City 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

A Walk in the Spring Rain 1970 (Movie)

Will Cade (Actor)

Arruza 1970 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Flap 1970 (Movie)

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King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis 1970 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Rover 1970 (Movie)

Peyrol (Actor)

A Dream of Kings 1969 (Movie)

Matsoukas (Actor)

R.P.M. 1969 (Movie)

Perez (Actor)

The Secret of Santa Vittoria 1969 (Movie)

Italo Bombolini (Actor)

Guns For San Sebastian 1968 (Movie)

Alastray (Actor)

The Magus 1968 (Movie)

Maurice Conchis (Actor)

The Shoes of the Fisherman 1968 (Movie)

Pope Kiril Lakota (Actor)

The Happening 1966 (Movie)

Roc Delmonico (Actor)

A High Wind in Jamaica 1965 (Movie)

Juan Chavez (Actor)

Lost Command 1965 (Movie)

Colonel Pierre Raspeguy (Actor)

Alive and Kicking 1964 (Movie)

Villager (Actor)

Behold a Pale Horse 1964 (Movie)

Captain Vinolas (Actor)

Marco the Magnificent 1964 (Movie)

Kublai Khan (Actor)

Zorba the Greek 1964 (Movie)

Alexis Zorba (Actor)

The Visit 1963 (Movie)

Serge Miller (Actor)

Barabbas 1962 (Movie)

Barabbas (Actor)

Lawrence of Arabia 1962 (Movie)

Auda Abu Tayi (Actor)

Requiem For a Heavyweight 1961 (Movie)

Mountain Rivera (Actor)

The Guns of Navarone 1961 (Movie)

Andrea (Actor)

The Savage Innocents 1961 (Movie)

Inuk (Actor)

Circle of Deception 1960 (Movie)

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Heller in Pink Tights 1960 (Movie)

Tom Healy (Actor)

Portrait in Black 1960 (Movie)

Dr David Rivera (Actor)

Hot Spell 1958 (Movie)

Jack Duval (Actor)

Last Train From Gun Hill 1958 (Movie)

Craig Belden (Actor)

The Black Orchid 1958 (Movie)

Frank Valente (Actor)

Warlock 1958 (Movie)

Tom Morgan (Actor)

Attila 1957 (Movie)

Attila the Hun (Actor)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1957 (Movie)

Quasimodo (Actor)

The Ride Back 1957 (Movie)

Kallen (Actor)

The River's Edge 1957 (Movie)

Ben Cameron (Actor)

Wild Is the Wind 1957 (Movie)

Gino (Actor)

Donne Proibite 1956 (Movie)

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La Strada 1956 (Movie)

Zampano (Actor)

Lust For Life 1956 (Movie)

Paul Gauguin (Actor)

Man From Del Rio 1956 (Movie)

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Philco Television Playhouse 1948 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

Rising of the Moon 1956 (Movie)

Station Master (Actor)

The Last Man to Hang 1956 (Movie)

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The Wild Party 1956 (Movie)

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Seven Cities of Gold 1955 (Movie)

Captain Portola (Actor)

The Naked Street 1955 (Movie)

Phil Regal (Actor)

Ulysses 1955 (Movie)

Antinous (Actor)

The Beachcomber 1954 (Movie)

Ship's Captain (Actor)

The Long Wait 1954 (Movie)

Johnny McBride (Actor)

The Magnificent Matador 1954 (Movie)

Luis Santos (Actor)

Blowing Wild 1953 (Movie)

Paco (Actor)

City Beneath the Sea 1953 (Movie)

Tony Bartlett (Actor)

East of Sumatra 1953 (Movie)

Kiang (Actor)

Ride, Vaquero 1953 (Movie)

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Seminole 1952 (Movie)

Osceola (Actor)

The World in His Arms 1952 (Movie)

Portugee (Actor)

Viva Zapata! 1952 (Movie)

Eufemio--Zapata's Brother (Actor)

Against All Flags 1951 (Movie)

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The Brigand 1951 (Movie)

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The Mask of the Avenger 1951 (Movie)

Viovanni Larocca (Actor)

The Brave Bulls 1950 (Movie)

Raul Fuentes (Actor)

California 1947 (Movie)

Don Luís Rivera y Hernandez (Actor)

Sinbad the Sailor 1947 (Movie)

Emir (Actor)

The Imperfect Lady 1947 (Movie)

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Tycoon 1947 (Movie)

Ricky (Actor)

Black Gold 1946 (Movie)

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Back to Bataan 1945 (Movie)

Capt. Andrés Bonifácio (Actor)

Where Do We Go From Here? 1945 (Movie)

Indian Chief (Actor)

China Sky 1944 (Movie)

Chen-Ta (Actor)

Irish Eyes Are Smiling 1944 (Movie)

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Ladies of Washington 1944 (Movie)

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Roger Touhy, Gangster 1944 (Movie)

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Buffalo Bill 1943 (Movie)

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Guadalcanal Diary 1942 (Movie)

Jesus ('Soose') Alvarez (Actor)

The Ox-Bow Incident 1942 (Movie)

Juan Martínez (Actor)

Blood and Sand 1941 (Movie)

Manolo DePalma (Actor)

Larceny, Inc. 1941 (Movie)

Leo Dexter (Actor)

Road to Morocco 1941 (Movie)

Mullay Kasim (Actor)

The Black Swan 1941 (Movie)

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Bullets For O'Hara 1940 (Movie)

Tony Van Dyne (Actor)

City For Conquest 1940 (Movie)

Murray Burns (Actor)

Knockout 1940 (Movie)

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Manpower 1940 (Movie)

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Texas Rangers Ride Again 1940 (Movie)

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The Perfect Snob 1940 (Movie)

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They Died With Their Boots On 1940 (Movie)

Crazy Horse (Actor)

Thieves Fall Out 1940 (Movie)

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Emergency Squad 1939 (Movie)

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Parole Fixer 1939 (Movie)

Francis 'Big Boy' Bradmore (Actor)

Road to Singapore 1939 (Movie)

Caesar (Actor)

The Ghost Breakers 1939 (Movie)

Ramon Mederos / Francisco Mederos (Actor)

Island of Lost Men 1938 (Movie)

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King of Chinatown 1938 (Movie)

Mike Gordon (Actor)

Television Spy 1938 (Movie)

Forbes (Actor)

Union Pacific 1938 (Movie)

Jack Cordray (Actor)

Bulldog Drummond in Africa 1937 (Movie)

Fordine (Actor)

Dangerous to Know 1937 (Movie)

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Hunted Men 1937 (Movie)

Legs (Actor)

King of Alcatraz 1937 (Movie)

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The Buccaneer 1937 (Movie)

Beluche (Actor)

Tip-Off Girls 1937 (Movie)

Marty (Actor)

Daughter of Shanghai 1936 (Movie)

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Partners in Crime 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

Swing High, Swing Low 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Last Train From Madrid 1936 (Movie)

Capt. Ricardo Álvarez (Actor)

The Plainsman 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

Waikiki Wedding 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

Parole! 1935 (Movie)

Zingo Browning (Actor)

Hercules in the Underworld (TV Show)

Actor

Jesus of Nazareth (TV Show)

Actor

Night Waitress (Movie)

Rogue (Actor)

The Road to Santiago (TV Show)

Actor

The Saint Meets the Tiger (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (3)

Mystique 1980 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Zorba the Greek 1964 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Visit 1963 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (1)

The Buccaneer 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

The tempestuous screen image of two-time Academy Award winner and Renaissance man Anthony Quinn at times seemed to mirror the prolific actor's much publicized, unquenchable thirst for life. His exotic background enabled him to play a nearly limitless variety of ethnic characters, ranging from Crazy Horse in "They Died with Their Boots On" (1942), to the marauding Mongol warrior in "Attila" (1955), to an Eskimo in "The Savage Innocents" (1961). An accomplished artist and painter in his own right, it came as no surprise when he embraced the role of impressionist Paul Gauguin in "Lust for Life" (1956), a role that won him his second Oscar. It was, however, for his embodiment of the garrulous "Zorba the Greek" (1964) that Quinn would be forever remembered, so perfectly did he capture the free-spirited, unrestrained nature of the irascible character. Incredibly prolific, he continued to work steadily over the decades, appearing in such films as "The Greek Tycoon" (1978) and the telepic adaptation of "Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea" (NBC, 1990). A man of deep appetites and diverse passions, both in film and in his own life, Anthony Quinn became one of cinema's most beloved and respected actors in a career that spanned nearly 70 years and more than a 150 memorable performances.

Relationships

Iolanda Addolori

Wife
Met when she worked as a wardrobe assistant on the film "Barabbas" (1961) Married in January 1966 Separated in February 1995 Divorce finalized in August 1997

Katherine Benvin Actor

Wife
Had a child together, while he was still married to Jolanda Addolori Married on Dec. 7, 1997 in Naples, Florida Married until Quinn's death on June 3, 2001

Katherine DeMille

Wife
Cecil B DeMille's adopted daughter Married on Oct. 2, 1937 Quinn (by his own account) found out she was not a virgin on their wedding night and held it against her the rest of their marriage Divorced in 1965 Died on April 27, 1995 at the age of 83

Friedel Dunbar

Companion
Had two other children with Quinn

Alex Quinn Actor

Son
Born on Dec. 30, 1976 Mother, Friedel Dunbar

Francesco Quinn

Father
Died c. 1926 in a motor accident Fought in Pancho Villa's army

Manuela Quinn

Mother
Half-Mexican, half-Native American

Antonia Quinn

Daughter
Born July 23, 1993 Born out of wedlock by his former secretary Kathy Benvin who later became his wife

Catalina Quinn

Daughter
Born Nov. 21, 1942 Mother, Katherine DeMille

Christina Quinn

Daughter
Born Dec. 1, 1941 Mother, Katherine DeMille

Valentina Quinn

Daughter
Born Dec. 26, 1952 Mother, Katherine DeMille

Christopher Quinn

Son
Born in 1939 Mother, Katherine DeMille Accidently drowned in 1941 at age three in the swimming pool of next-door neighbor W.C. Fields

Daniele Quinn

Son
Born April 16, 1964 Mother, Iolanda Addolori

Duncan Quinn

Son
Born Aug. 4, 1945 Mother, Katherine DeMille

Francesco Quinn

Son
Born March 22, 1963 Mother, Iolanda Addolori Died Aug. 5, 2011

Lorenzo Quinn

Son
Born May 7, 1966 Mother, Iolanda Addolori

Ryan Quinn

Son
Born July 5, 1996 Mother, Kathy Benvin

Sean Quinn

Son
Born Feb. 7, 1973 Mother, Friedel Dunbar

EDUCATION

Polytechnic High School

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2001

Final screen appearance, cast as murdered mob chieftain Angelo Allieghieri in "Avenging Angelo"; film released posthumously

1996

Portrayed Mafioso Neil Dellacroce in HBO's "Gotti"

1995

Portrayed gregarious patriarch Don Pedro in "A Walk in the Clouds"

1994

Cast as the father of the Greek gods, Zeus, in the syndicated TV movie, "Hercules and the Amazon Women"; also appeared in four sequels over the course of a year

1991

Appeared in Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever"

1991

Acted opposite Maureen O’Hara in "Only the Lonely"

1990

Portrayed Santiago in the NBC movie remake of "The Old Man and the Sea"

1990

Played a powerful Mexican crime boss, opposite Kevin Costner, in "Revenge"

1989

Starred as Antonio Stradavarius in "Stradivari"

1988

Earned an Emmy nomination for "The Richest Man in the World: The Story of Aristotle Onassis"

1983

Reprised his most famous role, playing Zorba the Greek for the revival of the Kander and Ebb musical, "Zorba"

1982

Played the real-life Bedouin leader Omar Mukhtar in "Lion of the Desert"

1979

Re-teamed with Thompson for "The Passage"

1978

Acted the part of Theo Tomasis (a thinly disguised Aristotle Onassis) in J. Lee Thompson's "The Greek Tycoon"

1977

First acting role in a miniseries, Franco Zeffirelli's "Jesus of Nazareth" (NBC)

1972

Produced and acted in "Across 110th Street"

1970

Debut as a series regular, playing the mayor of a fast-growing city in ABC's "The Man and the City"

1969

Portrayed an Indian outcast in Carol Reed's "Flap"

1968

Co-starred with Irene Papas in "A Dream of Kings"

1968

Acted with Anna Magnani in Stanley Kramer's "The Secret of Santa Vittoria"

1968

Played Russian Pope Kiril Lakota in "The Shoes of the Fisherman"

1966

Starred in Mark Robson's "Lost Command"

1964

Played the title role in "Zorba the Greek"; also first film as a producer

1962

Portrayed opportunistic Bedouin Auda Abu Tayi in David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia"

1962

Acted the part of a used-up boxer in "Requiem for a Heavyweight"

1961

Played Greek patriot Colonel Andrea Stavros in J. Lee Thompson's "The Guns of Navaronne"

1960

Gave remarkable performance as a native Eskimo in Nicholas Ray's "Savage Innocents"

1960

Returned to Broadway as Henry II in "Beckett"; later switched roles with Laurence Olivier, taking over the cleric's role

1960

Third film with Loren, Cukor's "Heller in Pink Tights"

1959

Re-teamed with Sophia Loren in "The Black Orchid"

1958

Directed first (and only) feature, the remake of "The Buccaneer"

1957

Earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination for George Cukor's "Wild Is the Wind"

1957

Played Quasimodo in the remake of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

1956

Earned second Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Lust for Life"

1955

First film opposite Sophia Loren, "Attila"

1954

Played a brutish strongman in Federico Fellini's "La strada," opposite Giulietta Masina

1952

Won first Best Supporting Actor Oscar playing opposite Marlon Brando in Elia Kazan's "Viva Zapata!"

1950

Reprised the role of Stanley in the Broadway production of "A Streetcar Named Desire"

1948

Headlined a national tour of "A Streetcar Named Desire," playing Stanley Kowalski opposite Uta Hagen

1947

Made his Broadway debut in "The Gentleman from Athens"

1944

Co-starred with John Wayne in Edward Dmytryk's "Back to Bataan"

1943

Another turn as an Indian (Yellow Hand) in Wellman's "Buffalo Bill"

1942

First film with director William Wellman, "The Ox-Bow Incident"

1941

Re-teamed with Hope, Crosby and Lamour for "The Road to Morocco"

1940

Acted the part of Crazy Horse in Raoul Walsh's "They Died With Their Boots On"

1940

First association with Budd Boetticher (who served as assistant director), "Blood and Sand"

1940

Co-starred in "The Road to Singapore," with Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour

1939

Last association with DeMille as director, "Union Pacific"

1938

Co-starred in DeMille's "The Buccaneer"

1937

Played a Cheyenne Indian in Cecil B. DeMille's "The Plainsman"

1936

Made his feature acting debut in "Parole"

1936

Spoofed John Barrymore in a stage production of "Clean Beds"

1936

Cast as an extra in Leo McCarey's "The Milky Way"

As a teenager, played saxaphone in evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson's orchestra

Bonus Trivia

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The Italo-American Club of Rhode Island named Quinn Man of the Year.

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He admitted to hundreds of affairs, including sessions with Carole Lombard, Maureen O'Hara, Rita Hayworth, Barbara Stanwyck, Ingrid Bergman and Bergman's daughter Pia Lindstrom.

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Quinn studied art and architecture under Frank Lloyd Wright, both at Wright's Arizona residence and his Wisconsin studio, Taliesin.

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