Franciosa, Tony

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Franciosa, Tony Gender: M
Papaleo, Anthony
born on 25 October 1928 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place New York NY, USA, 40n42, 74w00
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Penfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 01°47' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 14°45 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 27°21'


Italian/American lead actor in stage and film, well-known for his lithe movements, a ready grin and piercing blue eyes. He debuted on Broadway at age twenty-five and had a few good movie roles. Then in 1963, he became heavily involved in TV.

His TV series include: the "Name of the Game" (1968-69), "Search" (1972) and "Matt Helm" (1975-76). "City Hall" (1996) was his first major film role in twenty years in which he had a small but chilling role as a Mafia Don.

With a hair-trigger temper, hotheaded and arrogant, he punched out a photographer in 1957 for which he spent ten days in jail. Then in 1970, he was fired from "Name of the Game," and, while working on "Matt Helm," was involved in a fist-fight with the director.

His first marriage was to actress Shelley Winters (1957-1970). His daughter Nina was the product of his third marriage, and his fourth marriage, to German model Rita Thiel (1970) produced two sons.

A massive stroke caused the actor’s death on January 19, 2006 in Beverly Hills, CA. He was 77.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Winters, Shelley (born 18 August 1920). Notes: Bitter very


  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 1957 (Ten days in jail)
  • Crime : Assault/ Battery Perpetration 1957 (Punched out a photographer)
  • Death by Disease 19 January 2006 (Stroke, age 77 in Beverly Hills, CA)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Penfield quotes correspondence with a family member, Mercury Hour 7/81.


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (Several series)
  • Traits : Personality : Temper (Hot head)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Shelley Winters, first wife)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (Fatal)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease