Ten fun facts about Anthony Quinn

Fact 1
Anthony Quinn’s full birth name was Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaco and his nickname was Tony.

Fact 2
As of 2013, Anthony Quinn holds the record for appearing in more films with Academy Award winning actors than any other actor. He had a total of 46 Academy Award winning co-stars.

Fact 3
Prior to becoming an actor Anthony Quinn worked at a wide assortment of odd jobs including. He worked for a while as a street corner preacher and then a slaughterhouse worker.

Fact 4
When actor John Barrymore needed a blood transfusion due to his declining health Anthony Quinn donated blood to his old friend.

Fact 5
He received a Tony Award for Best Actor for his part in the Broadway performance of “Becket” in 1961.

Fact 6
Anthony Quinn was a professional boxer before he became an actor. He gave up boxer later and took up art and architecture which he learned under the tutelage of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Fact 7
Was once the son-in-law of director Cecil B. DeMille. They had a very rocky relationship as his father-in-law did not approve of him.

Fact 8
In February 1990 he underwent a risky quadruple heart bypass surgery and survived.

Fact 9
After appearing in the 1995 film “A Walk in the Clouds” he became very close friends with actor Keanu Reeves.

Fact 10
He died on June 3, 2001 of pneumonia and respiratory failure that was the direct result of complications with throat cancer.

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Short about Anthony Quinn
Was a popular Hollywood actor who hailed from Mexico.

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