Anthony Quinn Biography (1915-2001)



Full name, Anthony Rudolph Oaxaca Quinn; original name, Antonio Quinones; born April 21, 1915, in Chihuahua, Mexico; naturalized U.S. citizen, 1947; son of Frank and Manuela "Nellie" (Oaxaca) Quinn; married Katherine de Mille, October 2, 1937 (divorced, 1965); married Iolanda Addolori, January, 1966 (divorced August, 1997); married Kathy Benvin, December 7, 1997; children: (first marriage) Christina, Kathleen, Duncan; (second marriage) Francesco (an actor),Daniele (an actor), Lorenzo (an actor), Valentina Peters (an actress); (thirdmarriage) Antonia, Ryan; four other children. Career: Actor, director, and producer. Artist, with major exhibitions of his oil paintings, sculptures, and serigraphs in Hawaii, 1982 and 1987; San Francisco, CA, 1983; San Antonio, TX, 1984; Houston, TX, 1984; New York City, 1984 and 1989; Washington,DC, 1985; Beverly Hills, CA, 1986; Mexico City, Mexico, 1990; Paris, France,1990; Zurich, Switzerland, 1990; Vienna, Austria, 1991; Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1992; and Las Vegas, NV, 1993. Awards, Honors: Academy Award, bestsupporting actor, 1952, for Viva Zapata!; Venice Film Festival Award,1956, for La Strada; Academy Award, best supporting actor, 1956, forLust for Life; Academy Award nomination, best actor, 1958, for WildIs the Wind; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a drama, 1961, for Becket; British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award nomination, best foreign actor, 1963, for Lawrence of Arabia; National Board of Review Award, best actor, 1964, Academy Award nomination, best actor,Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture actor--drama, both 1965, and British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award nomination, best foreignactor, 1966, all for Zorba the Greek; Golden Globe Award nomination,best motion picture actor--musical/comedy, 1970, for The Secret of Santa Vittoria; Cecil B. DeMille Award, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, outstanding contribution to the world of entertainment, 1987; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or special, 1988, for The Richest Man in the World: The Story of Aristotle Onassis; Ellis IslandMedal of Honor (Mayor's Liberty Award), National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, notable Mexican actor, 1990; Golden Camera Award, Germany, 1995; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or motion picture, 1997, for Gotti. Addresses: Contact: P.O. Box 479, Bristol, RI 02809-0479.; Agent: 60 East End, Suite 32C, New York, NY 10028.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer
Birth Details
April 21, 1915
Chihuahua, Mexico
Death Details
June 3, 2001
Boston, Massachusetts

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