Anthony Quinn (Above) aka Antonio Rudolfo Oaxaca Quinn 1915-2001. He once said "In Europe an actor is an artist. In Hollywood, if he isn't working, he's a bum ."
Born: April 21, 1915, Chihuahua, Mexico
Died: June 3, 2001 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, from pneumonia and respiratory failure with complications from throat cancer.
Anthony Quinn was 6' 2" tall. (1.88 m)
Quinn was the all-purpose ethnic heavy in numerous films in his early career, finally breaking out of the darker side of screen stardom in the 1950s by playing the heroe's arch-nemesis in many adventure films. Probably his most successful role was as "Zorba" from the 1964 black and white Zorba the Greek which resulted in his touring in a long-running stage production.
Only the Lonely, 1991, written and directed by Chris Columbus, produced by John Hughes.
Antony Quinn and Maureen O'Hara are together again as two senior citizens with "history" between them and a long-standing disagreement (which is primarily on Marueen O'Hara's side, she plays "Rose Muldoon" and Quinn is "Nick Acropolis").
Quinn and O'Hara had six films together: The Black Swan (1942) Buffalo Bill (1944) Sinbad, the Sailor (1947) Against All Flags (1952) The Magnificent Matador (1955) Only the Lonely (1991)
Original page Dec 2008 | Updated Jan 2014
From former screen legends who have faded into obscurity to new revelations about the biggest movie stars, Valderrama unearths the most fascinating little-known tales from the birth of Hollywood through its Golden Age.
Winner of the 2020 Peter C. Rollins Book Award
Longlisted for the 2020 Moving Image Book Award by the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation
Named a 2019 Richard Wall Memorial Award Finalist by the Theatre Library Association