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Fortunio Bonanova (1895–1969)

Spanish-born Josep Lluis Moll studied music in Madrid and at the Paris Conservatoire. Having changed his name to Fortunio Bonanova (which, at the time, would have sounded more becoming of a budding musical star), he went on to make his international opera debut as a baritone in 1922. A protégé of the famous Russian bass Feodor Chaliapin Sr., he ... See full bio »

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 1964 La muerte silba un blues
Comisario Fenton
 1963 The Running Man
Spanish Bank Manager
 1960 O'Conner's Ocean (TV Movie)
 1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Senor Ramon
- The One That Got Away (1960) ... Senor Ramon
 1959 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Grand Duke Alexis
- A Legend of Buffalo Bill (1959) ... Grand Duke Alexis
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
 1959 Thunder in the Sun
Fernando Christophe
 1958 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Col. Cortales
- Deadlock ... Col. Cortales
 1958 The Saga of Hemp Brown
Serge Bolanos
 1958 Love That Jill (TV Series)
 1957 An Affair to Remember
Courbet
 1956 Jaguar
Francisco Servente
 1955 Kiss Me Deadly
Carmen Trivago
 1955 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
Opera Singer
- High Pitch (1955) ... Opera Singer
 1955 Willy (TV Series)
Opera Star
- Willy's New York Neighbors (1955) ... Opera Star
 1955 New York Confidential
Senor
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Gargano
- A Bell for Adano (1955) ... Gargano
 1954 Duffy's Tavern (TV Series)
Coloucci
- Episode #1.38 ... Coloucci
 1954 December Bride (TV Series)
- The Gigolo (1954)
 1954 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Professor
- Lucy's Mother-in-Law (1954) ... Professor
 1952-1954 My Little Margie (TV Series)
Luis Alvedo / Mr. Maderra / Mr. Branchetti
- Vern on the Lam (1954) ... Luis Alvedo
- Margie Plays Detective (1952) ... Mr. Maderra
- Margie Sings Opera (1952) ... Mr. Branchetti
 1953 Conquest of Cochise
Mexican Minister
 1953 Second Chance
Mandy
 1953 So This Is Love
Dr. Marafioti
 1953 Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach
TV Ansager
 1953 The Moon Is Blue
Television Performer
 1953 Thunder Bay
Sheriff Antoine Chighizola
 1953 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
- Roman Interlude (1953)
 1953 My Hero (TV Series)
Don Fernando
- El Toro (1953) ... Don Fernando
 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Prof. Roberto / Uncle Bozzo
- Fencing Master (1953) ... Prof. Roberto
- Uncle Bozzo's Visit (1953) ... Uncle Bozzo
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
 1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Land of Destiny (1952)
 1951 Havana Rose
Ambassador DeMarco
 1950 September Affair
Grazzi
 1950 Nancy Goes to Rio
Ricardo Domingos
 1949 Whirlpool
Feruccio di Ravallo
 1949 Bad Men of Tombstone
John Mingo
 1948 Adventures of Don Juan
Don Serafino Lopez
 1948 Angel on the Amazon
Sebastian Ortega
 1948 Romance on the High Seas
Plinio
 1947 Rose of Santa Rosa
Don Manuel Ortega
 1947 The Fugitive
The Governor's Cousin
 1947 The Kneeling Goddess
Nacho Gutiérrez
 1947 Fiesta
Antonio Morales
 1946 Monsieur Beaucaire
Don Carlos
 1946 Pepita Jiménez
Don Pedro Vargas
 1945 The Sailor Takes a Wife
Telephone Man (uncredited)
 1945 The Red Dragon
Insp. Luis Carvero
 1945 Hit the Hay
Mario Alvini
 1945 Man Alive
Prof. Zorado
 1945 A Bell for Adano
Chief of Police Gargano
 1945 La pícara Susana
Conde Mauricio Tonescu
 1944 Brazil
Senor Renaldo Da Silva
 1944 Mrs. Parkington
Signor Cellini
 1944 Going My Way
Tomaso Bozanni
 1944 My Best Gal
Charlie
 1943 The Song of Bernadette
Imperial Prince Louis (uncredited)
 1943 The Sultan's Daughter
Kuda
 1943 For Whom the Bell Tolls
Fernando
 1943 Dixie
Waiter
 1943 Five Graves to Cairo
Gen. Sebastiano
 1943 Hello Frisco, Hello
Opera Singer (uncredited)
 1942 The Black Swan
Don Miguel (uncredited)
 1942 Girl Trouble
Simon Cordoba
 1942 Larceny, Inc.
Anton Copoulos
 1942 Sing Your Worries Away
Gaston - Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1942 Obliging Young Lady
Chef
 1942 Call Out the Marines
Chef (uncredited)
 1942 Four Jacks and a Jill
Mike - Nightclub Owner (uncredited)
 1942 Mr. and Mrs. North
Buano
 1941 A Yank in the R.A.F.
Louie - Headwaiter
 1941 Two Latins from Manhattan
Armando Rivero
 1941 Unfinished Business
Impresario (uncredited)
 1941 Moon Over Miami
Mr. Pretto, the Hotel Manager
 1941 Blood and Sand
Pedro Espinosa
 1941 Citizen Kane
Matiste
 1941 They Met in Argentina
Pedro, Ranch Blacksmith (uncredited)
 1941 That Night in Rio
Pereira, the Headwaiter
 1940 The Mark of Zorro
Sentry (uncredited)
 1940 Down Argentine Way
Hotel Manager
 1940 I Was an Adventuress
Orchestra Leader
 1939 La inmaculada
 1938 Bulldog Drummond in Africa
African police corporal
 1938 Tropic Holiday
Barrera
 1938 Romance in the Dark
Tenor
 1936 A Big Guy
 1936 El capitan Tormenta
Capt. Bill
 1932 A Successful Calamity
Pietro Rafaelo, the Pianist
 1932 Careless Lady
Rodriguez
 1924 Don Juan
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The Silent Witness (1931). Drama (revival). Written by Jack DeLeon and Jack Celestin. Directed by Harry Wagstaff Gribble. Morosco Theatre: 23 Mar 1931- Jun 1931 (closing date unknown/80 performances). Cast: Lionel Atwill (as "Sir Austin Howard") [final Broadway role], Reginald Barlow (as "Inspector Robins"), Thurlow Bergen, ... See more »
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Bonanova and Mona Maris were originally cast as Emporer Louis Napoleon and Empress Eugenie in "The Song of Bernadette," but the scenes were discarded, and the scenes were refilmed with Jerome Cowan and Patricia Morison. See more »

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