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Italian film actor

Frank Puglia is ...

Dead
Born 9 Mar 1892 in Linguaglossa
Died 25 Oct 1975 in South Pasadena
Age83 years, 7 months
Correction?
Frank Puglia
Frank Puglia
Frank Puglia in Orphans of the Storm - cropped screenshot

About Frank Puglia

Frank Puglia (9 March 1892 – 25 October 1975) was an Italian film actor. Puglia had small, but memorable roles in films including Casablanca (a Moroccan rug merchant), Now, Voyager and The Jungle Book. He was originally cast as the undertaker, Bonasera, in Francis Ford Coppola's movie The Godfather (1972), even participating in Marlon Brando's screen test, but he fell ill before filming could begin. He was replaced by Sicilian actor Salvatore Corsitto. Born in Linguaglossa, Catania, Sicily, the actor started his career as a teen on stage in Italian operas. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1907. He left from Naples on the ship Italia. In New York City he worked in a laundry before joining an Italian language theater group. While appearing on stage, he was discovered by D. W. Griffith, which began an acting career spanning over 150 films. He usually played ethnic types in films, and claimed to have learned English from reading newspapers. He died on October 25, 1975 in South Pasadena, California, and he is buried in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California. On August 10, 2016, he was celebrated in his hometown, Linguaglossa.

Films

Frank Puglia has worked on the following films:

Joan of Arc
1948 film by Victor Fleming
1948
Mission to Moscow
1943 film by Michael Curtiz
1943
Now, Voyager
1942 American drama film
1942
Phantom of the Opera
1943 horror film
1943
Tall in the Saddle
1944 film by Edwin L. Marin
1944
Journey into Fear
1943 film by Norman Foster
1943
Princess O'Rourke
1943 film by Norman Krasna
1943
Down Argentine Way
1940 film by Irving Cummings
1940
For Whom the Bell Tolls
1942 film by Sam Wood
1942
My Favorite Brunette
1947 film by Elliott Nugent
1947
Fiesta
1947 film by Richard Thorpe
1947
That Night in Rio
1941 film by Irving Cummings
1941
Week-End at the Waldorf
1945 American comedy drama film
1945
Passage to Marseille
1944 film by Michael Curtiz
1944
Road to Rio
1947 film by Norman Z. McLeod, Jack Rose
1947
A Song to Remember
1945 film by Charles Vidor
1945
20 Million Miles to Earth
1957 film by Nathan H. Juran
1957
The Sisters
1938 film
1938
Love on the Run
1936 film by W. S. Van Dyke
1936
Arise, My Love
1940 film by Mitchell Leisen
1940
Maytime
1937 film by Robert Zigler Leonard
1937
The Mark of Zorro
1940 American adventure film
1940
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
1944 film by Arthur Lubin
1944
Wife vs. Secretary
1936 film by Clarence Brown
1936
Viva Villa!
1934 film by Howard Hawks, John Waters, Jack Conway, William A. Wellman
1934
Brute Force
1947 film by Jules Dassin
1947
His Brother's Wife
1936 film by W. S. Van Dyke
1936
Escape Me Never
1947 film by Peter Godfrey
1947
Walk Softly, Stranger
1950 film by Robert Stevenson
1950
Blood on the Sun
1945 film by Frank Lloyd
1945
Colorado Territory
1950 film by Raoul Walsh, Anthony Veiller
1950
Bordertown
1935 American drama film
1935
The Bride Wore Red
1937 film by Dorothy Arzner
1937
The Caddy
1953 film by Norman Taurog
1953
Billy the Kid
1941 film
1941
The Garden of Allah
1936 film by Richard Boleslawski
1936
Girls! Girls! Girls!
1962 film by Norman Taurog
1962
Black Hand
1950 film by Richard Thorpe
1950
I Take This Woman
1940
Seventh Heaven
1937 film by Henry King
1937
Chained
1934 film by Clarence Brown
1934
Together Again
1944 comedy film
1944
In Name Only
1939 film by John Cromwell
1939
Dramatic School
1938 film by Robert B. Sinclair
1938
When You're in Love
1937 film by Robert Riskin, Harry Lachman
1937
Mannequin
1937 film by Frank Borzage
1937
'Til We Meet Again
1940 romance film
1940
Captain Carey
1950 film by Mitchell Leisen
1950
Serenade
1956 film by Anthony Mann
1956
Without Reservations
1946 film by Mervyn LeRoy
1946
Dragon Seed
1944 film by Andrew Marton, Jack Conway, Harold S. Bucquet
1944
The Burning Hills
1956 film by Stuart Heisler
1956
This Is the Life
1944 film by Felix E. Feist
1944
Casanova's Big Night
1954 film by Norman Z. McLeod
1954
Spawn of the North
1938 film by Henry Hathaway
1938
The Shining Hour
1938 film by Frank Borzage
1938
Men in White
1934 film by Richard Boleslawski
1934
The Black Orchid
1958 film by Martin Ritt
1958
Lady of the Tropics
1939 film by Jack Conway
1939
Bride of Vengeance
Italian Renaissance era adventure film
1950
The Desert Hawk
1950 film by Frederick de Cordova
1950
Brazil
1944 American musical comedy film
1944
Thin Ice
1937 film by Sidney Lanfield
1937
You Can't Have Everything
1937 film by Norman Taurog
1937
Flight Lieutenant
1942 film by Sidney Salkow
1942
Tarzan's Desert Mystery
1943 film by Wilhelm Thiele
1943
Bagdad
1950 film by Charles Lamont
1950
Castle on the Hudson
1940 film by Anatole Litvak
1940
The Fatal Hour
1940 film by William Nigh
1940
Accused of Murder
1956 film by Joseph Kane
1956
Torrid Zone
1940 film by William Keighley
1940
The Gay Desperado
1936 film by Rouben Mamoulian
1936
The Bandits of Corsica
1953 American adventure film
1953
King of Gamblers
1937 film by Robert Florey
1937
In Old Caliente
1939 film by Joseph Kane
1939
Law of the Tropics
1941 film by Ray Enright
1941
Society Lawyer
1939 film by Edwin L. Marin
1939