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|Also Known As:||Died:||June 3, 2001|
|Born:||April 21, 1915||Cause of Death:||Respiratory failure|
|Birth Place:||Chihuahua, MX||Profession:||Cast ...|
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As a teenager, played saxaphone in evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson's orchestra
Spoofed John Barrymore in a stage production of "Clean Beds"
Cast as an extra in Leo McCarey's "The Milky Way"
Made his feature acting debut in "Parole"
Played a Cheyenne Indian in Cecil B. DeMille's "The Plainsman"
Co-starred in DeMille's "The Buccaneer"
Last association with DeMille as director, "Union Pacific"
Co-starred in "The Road to Singapore," with Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour
First association with Budd Boetticher (who served as assistant director), "Blood and Sand"
Acted the part of Crazy Horse in Raoul Walsh's "They Died With Their Boots On"
Re-teamed with Hope, Crosby and Lamour for "The Road to Morocco"
First film with director William Wellman, "The Ox-Bow Incident"
Another turn as an Indian (Yellow Hand) in Wellman's "Buffalo Bill"
Co-starred with John Wayne in Edward Dmytryk's "Back to Bataan"
Made his Broadway debut in "The Gentleman from Athens"
Headlined a national tour of "A Streetcar Named Desire," playing Stanley Kowalski opposite Uta Hagen
Reprised the role of Stanley in the Broadway production of "A Streetcar Named Desire"
Won first Best Supporting Actor Oscar playing opposite Marlon Brando in Elia Kazan's "Viva Zapata!"
Played a brutish strongman in Federico Fellini's "La strada," opposite Giulietta Masina
First film opposite Sophia Loren, "Attila"
Earned second Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Lust for Life"
Earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination for George Cukor's "Wild Is the Wind"
Played Quasimodo in the remake of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Directed first (and only) feature, the remake of "The Buccaneer"
Re-teamed with Sophia Loren in "The Black Orchid"
Third film with Loren, Cukor's "Heller in Pink Tights"
Gave remarkable performance as a native Eskimo in Nicholas Ray's "Savage Innocents"
Returned to Broadway as Henry II in "Beckett"; later switched roles with Laurence Olivier, taking over the cleric's role
Played Greek patriot Colonel Andrea Stavros in J. Lee Thompson's "The Guns of Navaronne"
Acted the part of a used-up boxer in "Requiem for a Heavyweight"
Portrayed opportunistic Bedouin Auda Abu Tayi in David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia"
Played the title role in "Zorba the Greek"; also first film as a producer
Starred in Mark Robson's "Lost Command"
Played Russian Pope Kiril Lakota in "The Shoes of the Fisherman"
Acted with Anna Magnani in Stanley Kramer's "The Secret of Santa Vittoria"
Co-starred with Irene Papas in "A Dream of Kings"
Portrayed an Indian outcast in Carol Reed's "Flap"
Debut as a series regular, playing the mayor of a fast-growing city in ABC's "The Man and the City"
Produced and acted in "Across 110th Street"
First acting role in a miniseries, Franco Zeffirelli's "Jesus of Nazareth" (NBC)
Acted the part of Theo Tomasis (a thinly disguised Aristotle Onassis) in J. Lee Thompson's "The Greek Tycoon"
Re-teamed with Thompson for "The Passage"
Played the real-life Bedouin leader Omar Mukhtar in "Lion of the Desert"
Reprised his most famous role, playing Zorba the Greek for the revival of the Kander and Ebb musical, "Zorba"
Earned an Emmy nomination for "The Richest Man in the World: The Story of Aristotle Onassis"
Starred as Antonio Stradavarius in "Stradivari"
Portrayed Santiago in the NBC movie remake of "The Old Man and the Sea"
Played a powerful Mexican crime boss, opposite Kevin Costner, in "Revenge"
Appeared in Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever"
Acted opposite Maureen O'Hara in "Only the Lonely"
Cast as the father of the Greek gods, Zeus, in the syndicated TV movie, "Hercules and the Amazon Women"; also appeared in four sequels over the course of a year
Portrayed gregarious patriarch Don Pedro in "A Walk in the Clouds"
Portrayed Mafioso Neil Dellacroce in HBO's "Gotti"
Final screen appearance, cast as murdered mob chieftain Angelo Allieghieri in "Avenging Angelo"; film released posthumously
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