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Tony Franciosa dead at 77

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 20th 2006 6:02PM

Tony FranciosaNot sure if younger readers will remember Tony Franciosa. Not only was it several decades ago that he was a star, he really hadn't done anything in recent years, except for an appearance on Larry King Live in 2001, a documentary last year, and the movie City Hall 10 years ago. But he was in everything in the 60s and 70s. His many roles include The Name of the Game (a private eye show I really liked when I was a kid), Matt Helm (the series, not the Dean Martin flicks), Search (another show I loved as a kid), Finder of Lost Loves, as well the movies The Long Hot Summer, Death Wish II, The Drowning Pool, Earth II, Assault on a Queen, A Hatful of Rain, and A Face in the Crowd.

Franciosa died yesterday after suffering a massive stroke.     

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Love all his work. As a kid I'd watch anything with him in it. RIP friend.

August 03 2010 at 5:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brent McKee

He was indeed married to Shelley Winters, for about three years. She always spoke well of him.

January 21 2006 at 3:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lee Goldberg

If I'm not mistaken, wasn't he married to Shelly Winters, who died a day or two ago?

January 21 2006 at 3:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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