Anthony Franciosa

Anthony Francisoa, a 1956 Tony Award nominee as Best Featured Actor in a Play for A Hatful of Rain, died Jan. 19, 2006, following a stroke, according to his publicist. Mr. Franciosa was 77. He also appeared in the 1957 film version of the groundbreaking Hatful play by Michael V. Gazzo, whose plot concerned drug addiction. He played the brother of addict Don Murray, and also snagged an Academy Award nomination for the film version.

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  • Born: Oct 25, 1928 in New York, NY, USA
  • Death: Jan 19, 2006 in Los Angeles, CA, USA

Awards

Outer Critics Circle
1956 Outstanding Actor in a Play A Hatful of Rain Winner
Theatre World
1956 Theatre World Award A Hatful of Rain Winner
Tony Award
1956 Featured Actor in a Play A Hatful of Rain Nominee