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Anthony Quinn

(Antonio Quiñones)
actor
Born: 4/21/1915
Birthplace: Chihuahua, Mexico

This Irish-Mexican actor first appeared on film in 1936. After a long succession of bit parts, he won two Oscars (Viva Zapata! 1952; Lust for Life, 1956) and was nominated two additional times (Wild Is the Wind, 1957; Zorba the Greek, 1964). He also made memorable appearances in Fellini's La Strada (1954) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962). His more recent work includes playing Zeus on the TV series Hercules (1994) and roles in the films Last Action Hero (1993) and A Walk in the Clouds (1995). Quinn was married to Katherine DeMille, the adopted daughter of Cecil B. De Mille (divorced 1965). He married twice more, first to wife of 31 years, Iolanda Quinn (divorced in 1997), and then to Kathy Benvin.

Died: Boston, Mass., 6/3/2001

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