Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Zorba the Greek

Today is Anthony Quinn's birthday. I know, I'm a bit obsessed with birthday's as of late. But he was a very interesting man and had a great career. So here's to Anthony!

Final scene from Zorba the Greek

Anthony Quinn "love"

"Quinn was a Mexican-American painter, writer, and Oscar-winning actor. Quinn boxed in his youth and studied art and architecture under Frank Lloyd Wright. He later turned to acting and achieved international stardom in the 1950s and 60s for his ability to portray ethnically diverse characters, most notably Zorba the Greek. He fathered 12 children and wrote two memoirs, and his paintings have sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars."- Wikipedia


Bill Zuback said...

He was a fascinating individual.One who truly did have his eye on life.

side note: When are we going to hear more from Soula Granger?

pinkpackrat said...

and he fathered a child in his seventies I believe-- what a guy. Thanks for the memories:-)

Frieda Babbley said...

Hi Bill. He really did have his eye on life, that's for sure. Funny you mentioned Soula. I was thinking about her or rather have been thinking about her the last couple of days. I've got some stuff to take care of before I start back in with her, so I'm thinking there should be something in another week or two. Glad you brought her up.

Hi PP. Isn't that amazing. I'm glad women can't do that, though. You're most welcome. Glad you enjoyed the video picks.

Andrew T. said...

Very enjoyable clips!

The second clip reminded me of a visit Mr. Quinn made to David Letterman's show back when he was on NBC. Dave had been playing old records and came across this cut of Anthony Quinn saying "I Love You" over and over using various inflections. A couple of days later, Mr. Quinn came on the show and Dave played the cut. Everybody was laughing because it was quite funny and Quinn says, completely straight, "Do you know how much money I made for that track?"

I'm sure it doesn't translate here, but it was a very funny Letterman moment.

Excellent again, Frieda!

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