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Who was Anthony Quinn?

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Anthony Quinn was a Mexican-born actor whose long film career

was highlighted by the two Academy Awards he received for Best

Supporting Actor. His first Oscar was for his 1952 performance in

"Viva Zapata!" as the brother of the famous Mexican revolutionary

figure Emilio Zapata (played by Marlon Brando). His second Oscar

was for his portrayal of French painter Paul Gaugin opposite Kirk

Douglas' Vincent van Gogh in "Lust for Life" (1956). Quinn died on

June 3, 2001 at the age of 86.

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