8 thoughts on “Tony Franciosa RIP”

  1. Valentine Farrow (VALENTINE’S DAY)
    Jeff Dillon (THE NAME OF THE GAME)
    Nick Bianco (SEARCH)
    Matt Helm (MATT HELM)
    Cary Maxwell (FINDER OF LOST LOVES)
    RIP, Mr. Franciosa

  2. He was cool as hell!! I loved him in the Name of The Game, Search and Finder of Lost Loves. What a great voice and smile. Thank you for being one of my very favorite actors.

  3. I had the honor of meeting Tony and his wife a few years back at a friend’s wedding reception. I was terribly saddened to hear (belatedly) of his death, as he was a lighthearted fun person when I met him, and I know very dear to my friends. RIP.

  4. I loved Anthony Franciosa in a comedy he made with Jean Simmons in the fifties, (I think) where he played a nighclub manager and she was a teacher earning extra money working at his club doing something or other having to do with teaching. Haven’t seen it in years, but I remember really liking it. Paul Douglas was also in it…and
    Rafael Campos and….hmm, that’s all I remember except that this was Tony at his sexiest. I also loved him in A HATFUL OF RAIN, a very grim drama with Eva Marie Saint and Don Murray. This was filmed in and around lower Manhattan’s Alfred Smith Projects. I grew up there and remember watching the shooting.
    Fabulous movie for which Tony should’ve won an Oscar.

  5. I have been following T.F.’s life for the past 40 years. I had this connection that I didn’t have with any other actor and I’m not even Italian. I’m deeply sadden that I found out has passing on 8 13/06. I thought of him the week that Shelley died wondering how he was taking his lost.
    Thanks Tony for the memories.


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