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Anthony Quinn's Memorial Service

11 June 2001 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Anthony Quinn's friends and loved ones have paid tribute to the late, legendary, actor for using his artistic talent to help others. Quinn, an international leading man with a film career spanning six decades, died on June 3rd of respiratory failure. He was 86. And some of his famous pals remembered the two-time Oscar winner at a ceremony in Rhode island Sunday while standing under one of his paintings. Actor Edward James Olmos said, "His real gift was helping people who had no voice. His gift was creativity and giving. He created in everything he did." About 300 people attended the public service, which included a montage of still shots from many of Quinn's 100 movies. An organist played an improvisation of the theme song from Zorba The Greek, in which Quinn played the hero. Actor Franco Nero, Providence Mayor Vincent Cianci and former New York mayor David Dinkins spoke at the service, which celebrated Quinn's acting, painting and sculpting. Actor Adam Sandler also attended, and a floral arrangement and card at the back of the church read "My deepest condolences, Al Pacino." »

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