Fortunio Bonanova (1895–1969)

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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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Citizen Kane Matiste
Double Indemnity Sam Gorlopis
Pepita Jiménez Don Pedro Vargas


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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 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Col. Cortales
- Deadlock (1959) ... Col. Cortales
 1959 Thunder in the Sun
Fernando Christophe
 1958 The Saga of Hemp Brown
Serge Bolanos
 1958 Love That Jill (TV Series)
 1957 An Affair to Remember
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
- The Dubarry Affair (1956) ... Mario
- The Pen and the Sword (1956) ... Mario
 1956 Jaguar
Francisco Servente
 1955 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
Opera Singer
- High Pitch (1955) ... Opera Singer
 1955 Kiss Me Deadly
Carmen Trivago
 1955 Willy (TV Series)
Opera Star
- Willy's New York Neighbors (1955) ... Opera Star
 1955 New York Confidential
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- A Bell for Adano (1955) ... Gargano
 1954 With This Ring (Short)
 1954 December Bride (TV Series)
- The Gigolo (1954)
 1954 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
- Lucy's Mother-in-Law (1954) ... Professor
 1952-1954 My Little Margie (TV Series)
Luis Alvedo / Mr. Maderra / Anthony Branchetti
- Vern on the Lam (1954) ... Luis Alvedo
- Margie Plays Detective (1952) ... Mr. Maderra
- Margie Sings Opera (1952) ... Anthony Branchetti
 1954 Duffy's Tavern (TV Series)
- Episode #1.38 ... Coloucci
 1953-1954 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Prof. Roberto / Uncle Bozzo
- Fencing Master (1954) ... Prof. Roberto
- Uncle Bozzo's Visit (1953) ... Uncle Bozzo
 1953 Conquest of Cochise
Mexican Minister
 1953 Second Chance
 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 Garcia
- El Toro (1953) ... Don Fernando Garcia
 1952 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
The Great Gazatti
- The Great Gazatti (1952) ... The Great Gazatti
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
 1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Land of Destiny (1952)
 1951 Havana Rose
Ambassador DeMarco
 1950 September Affair
 1950 Nancy Goes to Rio
Ricardo Domingos
 1950 Whirlpool
Feruccio di Ravallo
 1949 Badmen 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
 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
Gargano - Chief of Police
 1945 La pícara Susana
Conde Mauricio Tonescu
 1945 Where Do We Go from Here?
Christopher Columbus (as Fortunio Bononova)
 1944 Brazil
Senor Renaldo Da Silva
 1944 Mrs. Parkington
Signor Cellini
 1944 Going My Way
Tomaso Bozanni
 1944 Double Indemnity
Sam Gorlopis
 1944 My Best Gal
 1943 The Song of Bernadette
Imperial Prince Louis (uncredited)
 1943 The Sultan's Daughter
 1943 For Whom the Bell Tolls
 1943 Dixie
 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
 1942 Call Out the Marines
Chef (uncredited)
 1942 Four Jacks and a Jill
Mike - Nightclub Owner (uncredited)
 1942 Mr. and Mrs. North
 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
 1941 Blood and Sand
Pedro Espinosa
 1941 Citizen Kane
 1941 They Met in Argentina
Pedro, Ranch Blacksmith (uncredited)
 1941 That Night in Rio
 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 (uncredited)
 1938 Tropic Holiday
 1938 Romance in the Dark
 1937 Beg, Borrow or Steal
Isman (uncredited)
 1936 A Big Guy
 1936 El capitan Tormenta
Capt. Bill
 1934 He Who Disappeared
 1932 A Successful Calamity
Pietro Rafaelo - the Pianist
 1932 Careless Lady
 1924 Don Juan
 1922 Don Juan Tenorio
Don Juan Tenorio
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Stage: Appeared (as "Jose Moreno") in "Dishonored Lady" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Margaret Ayer Barnes and Edward Sheldon. Directed by Guthrie McClintic. Empire Theatre: 4 Feb 1930-May 1930 (closing date unknown/127 performances). Cast: Katharine Cornell (as "Madeleine Cary"), Brenda Dahlen, Jimmy Daniels, Ruth Fallows, Paul ... See more »

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