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Bonar Colleano (1924–1958)

Bonar Colleano was born in New York City. His name was Bonar Sullivan, but he took on his family's stage name when he joined the Colleano family acrobatic circus act at 5, then at 12 moved to England. Bonar's mother, part of the Colleano family act in her role as a comely contortionist met his father in Australia, her home country. One of Bonar's ... See full bio »

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 1958 Them Nice Americans
Joe
 1958 The Man Inside
Martin Lomer
 1958 Hotel Imperial (TV Series)
 1958 Tank Force
The Polish POW [Walewski?]
 1958 Doomsday for Dyson (TV Movie)
Jackston
 1958 East End, West End (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1958)
 1958 Death Over My Shoulder
Joe Longo
 1957 Stars in Your Eyes
David Laws
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Sam Pickens
- The Confidence Man (1957) ... Sam Pickens
 1957 Fire Down Below
Lt. Sellers
 1957 Pickup Alley
Amalio
 1956 Zarak
Biri (Zarak's brother)
 1955 Joe MacBeth
Lennie
 1955 No Love for Judy
Narrator (voice)
 1954 The Sea Shall Not Have Them
Sgt. Kirby
 1954 Time Is My Enemy
Roommate
 1954 Flame and the Flesh
Ciccio
 1953 Escape by Night
Tom Buchan
 1952 Eight Iron Men
Pvt. Collucci
 1951 A Tale of Five Women
Bob Mitchell
 1951 Pool of London
Dan MacDonald
 1950 Dance Hall
Alec
 1949 Give Us This Day
Julio
 1949 Maniacs on Wheels
Tommy Possey
 1948 Sleeping Car to Trieste
Sergeant West
 1948 Good-Time Girl
Micky Malone
 1948 One Night with You
Piero Santellini
 1948 Broken Journey
Reporter (uncredited)
 1947 While the Sun Shines
Joe Mulvaney
 1946 In the Zone (TV Movie)
Davis
 1946 Stairway to Heaven
An American Pilot
 1946 A Voice in the Night
Cpl. Nick Mappolo
 1945 Johnny in the Clouds
Joe Friselli (as Bonar Colleano Jnr)
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Other Works:

He acted in Michael V. Gazzo's play, "A Hatful of Rain," at th Princes Theatre in London, England with Sally Ann Howes, Sam Wanamaker, and Bernard Bresslaw in the cast. Sam Wanamaker was also director. See more »

Alternate Names:

Bonar Colleano Jnr
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Member of the Colleano circus family. See more »

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Pisces

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