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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 19 October 1936Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Veteran actor Tony Lo Bianco is not only known for his skills as a performer, but has extended his talents into directing, writing and producing, as well. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, to an Italian-American family, the son of a taxi driver. The tough guy and former Golden Gloves boxer has distinguished himself over the years with a variety of Italianate blue-collar roles, initially on stage and then on film and TV. Adept at playing both sides of the law -- the determined, streetwise cop and the corrupt politico and syndicate boss -- embodying them with a dark, brooding, edgy intensity. He won an off-Broadway Obie award as a waning baseball icon in "Yanks-3, Detroit-0, Top of the Seventh"; an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Tony nomination in Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge"; and received critical kudos for his one-man show, "Hizzoner!", which was based on the life of Fiorello LaGuardia, a show he later took to public television and won a New York Area Television Academy Award. Tony's film career started off promisingly with the cult classic, The Honeymoon Killers (1969), in which he portrayed a cold-blooded ladies' man who, paired with a heavyset nurse, sought out wealthy, lonely women to swindle and murder. Over the years, he has given added weight and dimension to such films as The French Connection (1971), The Seven-Ups (1973), Bloodbrothers (1978), City of Hope (1991), Nixon (1995) and The Juror (1996). Tony scored exceptionally well with such mini-movies as Marciano (1979), as fighter Rocky Marciano, and Bella Mafia (1997). He has directed such TV programs as Police Story (1973) and the feature film, Too Scared to Scream (1985). In a solid career that has nearly reached the four decade mark, the durable Tony has brought to life a number of interesting hard-boiled characters, particularly in crimers.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net

Spouse (2)

Elizabeth (4 October 2002 - ?) (divorced)
Dora Landey (1964 - 1984) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (7)

Was honored by the Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF) for his dedication and service as spokesman since 1996. He is also involved with the Lupus Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the Cooley's Anemia Foundation, NYPD Columbia Foundation and many many other charities.
Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1997
Co-founded New York's Triangle Theatre and served as its artistic director, directing 8 productions and producing 25 others.
Received the Eleonora Duse Award for his contributions to the performing arts.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1983 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for a revival of Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge."
Studied acting at the well-known Irwin Piscator Drama Workshop in New York.
New York City, NY: Producing a one-man show about Fiorello LaGuardia. [August 2005]

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