Anthony Franciosa

Anthony Franciosa
1928 - 2006

Anthony Franciosa  American Actor


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Rest in peace.


Anthony Franciosa was previously married to Rita Thiel (1970 - 2006), Judy Balaban, Shelley Winters and Beatrice Bakalyar.

Anthony Franciosa was in relationships with Lauren Bacall (1959) and Silvana Mangano.

Anthony Franciosa had an encounter with Ava Gardner (1958).


American Actor Anthony Franciosa was born Anthony George Papaleo on 25th October, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA and passed away on 19th Jan 2006 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 77. He is most remembered for A Face in the Crowd. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Anthony Franciosa was in 3 on-screen matchups, including Ann-Margret in The Swinger (1966), Ava Gardner in The Naked Maja (1958) and Lois Nettleton in Period of Adjustment (1962).

Anthony Franciosa is a member of the following lists: American film actors, Best Drama Actor Golden Globe (film) winners and American television actors.


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Dating2 - - -
Married4 37 years 12 years, 8 months 3 years, 6 months
Encounter1 - - -
Total7 37 years 7 years, 2 months 3 years, 6 months


First Name Anthony
Last Name Franciosa
Full Name at Birth Anthony George Papaleo
Alternative Name Anthony Franciosa, Tony, Tony Franciosa
Age 77 (age at death) years
Birthday 25th October, 1928
Birthplace New York City, New York, USA
Died 19th January, 2006
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death (stroke)
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame A Face in the Crowd
Year(s) Active 1955 – 2006, 1955–2006

Anthony Franciosa (born Anthony George Papaleo, October 25, 1928 – January 19, 2006) was an American film, TV and stage actor usually billed at the height of his career as Tony Franciosa. He began as a successful stage actor, gaining a Tony Award nomination for the drug-addiction play A Hatful of Rain. After relocating to Hollywood he made numerous feature films, including A Face in the Crowd (1957), The Long, Hot Summer (1958), and Career (1959), for which he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor. In television he played lead roles in five television series: the sitcom Valentine's Day (1964–65), drama The Name of the Game (1968–71), Search (1972–73), Matt Helm (1975), and Finder of Lost Loves (1984).

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Anthony Franciosa77 ScorpioActor
Rita Thiel-Actress
Judy Balaban89 LibraAuthor
Lauren Bacall89 VirgoActress
Ava Gardner67 CapricornActress
Shelley Winters85 LeoActress
Beatrice Bakalyar-
Silvana Mangano59 TaurusActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
ChristopherMaleRita Thiel
MarcoMaleRita Thiel


Dellaventura1997Sergio AlfanoTV Show
City Hall1996Paul Zapatti (as Tony Franciosa)Movie
El caçador furtiu1995WalterMovie
Double Threat1993Crocker ScottMovie
Backstreet Dreams1990AngeloMovie
Ghost Writer1989Vincent CarboneMovie
Fashion Crimes1989Commissioner RizzoMovie
Death House1987Vic MorettiMovie
Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife1987Lou Di Luca (as Tony Franciosa)TV Movie
Jake and the Fatman1987Dennis JulianTV Show
Stagecoach1986Henry Gatewood - Tonto Banker (as Tony Franciosa)TV Movie
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1985Morris ConradTV Show
The Twilight Zone1985Nino LancasterTV Show
Finder of Lost Loves1984Cary MaxwellTV Show
Julie Darling1983HaroldMovie
Hotel1983Drew FletcherTV Show
Masquerade1983Roman LasalleTV Show
Death Wish II1982Herman BaldwinMovie
Summer Heat1982Charlie KarkasMovie
Tenebre1982Peter NealMovie
Side Show1981ZaranovTV Movie
Aiutami a sognare1981RayMovie
The Cricket1980Annibale(Ulisse)Movie
Firepower1979Dr. Charles FélixMovie
The World Is Full of Married Men1979David CooperMovie
Tales of the Unexpected1979Arnold BourdonTV Show
Wheels1978Smokey StevensonTV Show
Aspen1977Alex BuddeTV Show
Curse of the Black Widow1977Mark Higbie (as Tony Franciosa)TV Movie
The Love Boat1977David MorganTV Show
The Drowning Pool1975Broussard (as Tony Franciosa)Movie
Matt Helm1975Matt HelmTV Show
This Is the West That Was1974J.W. McCanlesTV Movie
Ghost in the Noonday Sun1973Pierre RodriguezMovie
Across 110th Street1972Nick D'SalvioMovie
The Catcher1972Joe CadeTV Movie
Search1972Nick BiancoTV Show
Nella stretta morsa del ragno1971Alan FosterMovie
Earth II1971Frank Karger (as Tony Franciosa)TV Movie
The Deadly Hunt1971RyanTV Movie
A Man Called Gannon1968Gannon (as Tony Franciosa)Movie
In Enemy Country1968Charles (as Tony Franciosa)Movie
The Sweet Ride1968Collie RansomMovie
The Name of the Game1968Jeff DillonTV Show
Fathom1967Peter Merriwether (as Tony Franciosa)Movie
A Man Could Get Killed1966Antonio, SteveMovie
Assault on a Queen1966Vic RossiterMovie
The Swinger1966Ric Colby (as Tony Franciosa)Movie
Fame Is the Name of the Game1966Jeff DillonTV Movie
Rio Conchos1964Rodriguez (as Tony Franciosa)Movie
The Pleasure Seekers1964Emilio LacayoMovie
Valentine's Day1964Valentine FarrowTV Show
Arrest and Trial1963Steve JaredTV Show
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963Jack MontroseTV Show
Breaking Point1963John RollinsTV Show
The Greatest Show on Earth1963Warren DuvalTV Show
Careless1962Emilio BrentaniMovie
Period of Adjustment1962Ralph Bates (as Tony Franciosa)Movie
The Virginian1962Kordick, Ritter MileyTV Show
Go Naked in the World1961Nick StrattonMovie
The Dick Powell Theatre1961Charlie HarrisTV Show
The DuPont Show of the Week1961Fred RussoTV Show
Cradle Song1960AntonioTV Movie
Career1959Sam LawsonMovie
The Story on Page One1959Victor SantiniMovie
The Long, Hot Summer1958Jody VarnerMovie
The Naked Maja1958Francisco Jose de GoyaMovie
Naked City1958GorillaTV Show
A Face in the Crowd1957Joey DePalmaMovie
A Hatful of Rain1957Polo PopeMovie
This Could Be the Night1957Tony ArmottiMovie
Wild Is the Wind1957BeneMovie
The DuPont Show of the Month1957TV Show
Ford Star Jubilee1955TV Show
Goodyear Playhouse1951TV Show
Studio One in Hollywood1948Charles EganTV Show
Kraft Theatre1947TV Show
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shelleyJun 17, 2008

wasn`t tony in a film with raquel welch? was it called, Fathom, where they were spys or something, looking for a golden serpent?

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