By 1947 he had appeared in over 50 films and had played Indians Mafia dons Hawaiian chiefs Filipino freedom-fighters Chinese guerrillas and Arab Anthony Quinniks but was still not a major star. Throughout his teenage years he won various art competitions in California and focused his studies at Polytechnic High School in Los Angeles on drafting. Tributes
There is a statue of Anthony Quinn (originally from Chihuahua) doing his famous "Zorba the Greek" dance In Chihuahua Mexico
On January 5 1982 the Belvedere County Public Library in East Los Angeles was renamed in honor of Anthony Quinn.
Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca (April 21 1915 – June 3 2001) more commonly known as Anthony Quinn was a Mexican American actor as well as a painter and writer. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor twice; for Viva Zapata! in 1952 and Lust for Life in 1956.