Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Anthony Franciosa Biography (1928-)
Original name, Anthony Papaleo; born October 25, 1928, in New York, NY; son of Anthony (a construction worker) and Jean (a seamstress; maiden name, Franciosa) Papaleo; married Beatrice Bakalyar, 1952 (divorced, 1957); married Shelley Winters, May 5, 1957 (an actress; divorced, 1960); married Judy Balaban, January 1, 1962 (divorced, 1967); married Rita Thiel, 1970; children: (third marriage) Nina; (fourth marriage) Christopher, Marco. Addresses: Contact--567 Tigertail Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90049.
- Birth Details
- October 25, 1928
- New York, New York, United States
Credits; Film Appearances
- Joey Kiely, A Face in the Crowd, Warner Bros., 1957.
- This Could Be the Night, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1957.
- Polo Pope, A Hatful of Rain, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957.
- Wild in the Wind, Paramount, 1957.
- Jody Varner, The Long Hot Summer, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958.
- Goya, Naked Maja, United Artists, 1959.
- Sam Lawson, Career Story on Page One (also known as Career), Paramount, 1960.
- Nick Stratton, Go Naked in the World, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1960.
- Senilita, 1961.
- Ralph Baltz, Period of Adjustment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1962.
- Rodriguez, Rio Conchos, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964.
- Vic Rossiter, Assault on a Queen, Paramount, 1966.
- A Man Could Get Killed, Universal, 1966.
- The Swinger, Paramount, 1966.
- Peter Merriweather, A Girl Called Fathom (also known as Fathom), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967.
- Gannon, A Man Called Gannon, Universal, 1968.
- Collie, The Sweet Ride, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968.
- Charles, In Enemy Country, Universal, 1968.
- Alan Foster, Nella Stretta Morsa del Ragno (also known as Web of the Spider and And Comes the Dawn ... but Colored Red), [Italy], 1970.
- Nick D'Salvio, Across 110th Street, United Artists, 1972.
- Pierre, Ghost in the Noonday Sun, [Great Britain], 1973.
- Detective Broussard, The Drowning Pool, Warner Bros., 1975.
- Dr. Felix/Carl Stegner, Firepower, Associated Film Distributors, 1979.
- David Cooper, The World Is Full of Married Men, New Line Cinema, 1979.
- Ray, Aiutami a Sognare (also known as Help Me Dream), [Italy], 1981.
- L.A. police commissioner, Death Wish II, Filmways, 1982.
- Peter Neal, Sotto gli Occhi dell'Assassino (also known as Tenebrae, Unsane, and Shadow), 1982.
- Harold Wilding, Julie Darling (also known as Daughter of Death and Bad Blood), TAT/Cinequity, 1982.
- La Cicala (also known as The Cricket), 1982.
- Summer Heat, 1983.
- Vic Moretti, Death House, American International Pictures Home Video, 1988.
- La Morte e di Moda, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990.
- Angelo Carnevale, Backstreet Dreams, Vidmark, 1990.
- Crocker Scott, Double Threat, American International Pictures, 1992.
- (As Tony Franciosa) Paul Zapatti, City Hall, Columbia, 1996.
Credits; Television Appearances; Series
- (As Tony Franciosa) Valentine Farrow, Valentine's Day, ABC, 1964-65.
- Jeff Dillon, The Name of the Game, NBC, 1968-72.
- (As Tony Franciosa) Nick Bianco, Search, NBC, 1972-73.
- Title role, Matt Helm, ABC, 1975-76.
- Host, That's Hollywood, syndicated, 1976.
- Cary Maxwell, Finder of Lost Loves, ABC, 1984-85.
Credits; Television Appearances; Miniseries
- Alex Budde, The Innocent and the Damned (also known as Aspen), NBC, 1979.
- Smokey Stephenson, Wheels, NBC, 1979.
Credits; Television Appearances; Movies
- Jeff Dillon, Fame Is the Name of the Game, NBC, 1966.
- The Deadly Hunt, CBS, 1971.
- Frank Karger, Earth II, ABC, 1971.
- The Catcher, NBC, 1972.
- Nick Bianco, Probe, 1972.
- Title role, Matt Helm, ABC, 1975.
- Hide and Go Seek, 1975.
- The Catcher, 1976.
- Curse of the Black Widow, ABC, 1977.
- This Is the Week That Was, 1977.
- Side Show, NBC, 1981.
- Till Death Do Us Part, 1983.
- (As Tony Franciosa) Gatewood, Stagecoach, CBS, 1986.
- Lou Di Luca, Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife, NBC, 1987.
- Vincent Carbone, Ghost Writer, syndicated, 1990.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- "The Arena," Goodyear Playhouse, NBC, 1954.
- "It Might Happen Tomorrow," Studio One, CBS, 1955.
- "Country Fair Time," Goodyear Playhouse, NBC, 1956.
- "Heaven Can Wait," The Du Pont Show of the Month, CBS, 1960.
- "Charlie's Dust," The Dick Powell Show, NBC, 1963.
- "The Shark," The Du Pont Show of the Month, NBC, 1963.
- "One, Two, Three Rita Rakahowski," Naked City, ABC, 1963.
- "Call It a Lifetime," Arrest and Trial, ABC, 1963.
- "Last Summer We Didn't Get Away," Breaking Point, ABC, 1963.
- "An Echo of Faded Velvet," Greatest Show on Earth, ABC, 1963.
- "A Case of Armed Robbery," Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater, NBC, 1964.
- "The Shiloh Years," The Virginian, NBC, 1970.
- "Follow the Leader," The Men from Shiloh, NBC, 1970.
- "The French Connection," Masquerade, ABC, 1984.
- "Pressure Points," Hotel, ABC, 1986.
- "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1988.
- Morris Conrad, "The 13th Floor," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, USA Network,1988.
- Sergio Alfano, Dellaventura, CBS, 1997.
Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
- "The Cradle Song," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1956.
- This Was the West That Was, NBC, 1974.
- The Love Boat Fall Preview Party, ABC, 1984.
- Night of 100 Stars II (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), ABC, 1985.
- Anthony Quinn, Cinemax, 1990.
Credits; Stage Appearances
- End As a Man, Broadway production, 1953.
- Wedding Breakfast, Broadway production, 1954-55.
- A Hatful of Rain, Broadway production, 1955-56.
- Night of 100 Stars II (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), Broadway production, 1985.
Credits; Major Tours
- Doctor Otternschlag, Grand Hotel, U.S. cities, 1990-91.
- People Weekly, March 18, 1996, p. 73.
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