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Occupation
  
Actor

Parents
  
Salvatore Luigi Puglia

Role
  
Film actor

Name
  
Frank Puglia

Years active
  
1921–1975


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Born
  
9 March 1892 (
1892-03-09
)
Linguaglossa, Sicily, Italy

Died
  
October 25, 1975, South Pasadena, California, United States

Spouse
  
Irene Veneroni (m. ?–1973)

Siblings
  
Gaetano Puglia, Fausto Puglia

Movies
  
20 Million Miles to Earth, Jungle Book, Ali Baba and the Forty Thie, The Black Orchid, Orphans of the Storm

Similar People
  
Joan Taylor, Zoltan Korda, Nathan H Juran, Arthur Lubin, Mitchell Leisen

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.

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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.

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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.

Filmography

Actor
1975
Mr. Ricco as
Uncle Enzo
1973
Columbo (TV Series) as
Janitor at Winery
- Any Old Port in a Storm (1973) - Janitor at Winery (uncredited)
1973
The Rookies (TV Series) as
Uncle Sal
- Tarnished Idol (1973) - Uncle Sal
1972
Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (TV Movie) as
Mr. Alissandro
1970
To Rome with Love (TV Series) as
Bibo
- Yankee Trader (1971) - Bibo
- Age of Life (1971) - Bibo
- Grandpa in Charge (1970) - Bibo
- A Day in the Country (1970) - Bibo
1970
Ironside (TV Series) as
Jose Fuente
- Little Dog, Gone (1970) - Jose Fuente
1969
Mannix (TV Series) as
Grandfather Bertelli
- The Nowhere Victim (1969) - Grandfather Bertelli
1969
Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series) as
Morelli
- Saving Morelli's (1969) - Morelli
1967
That Girl (TV Series) as
Mr. Brentano / Restaurant Owner
- The Eye of the Beholder (1969) - Mr. Brentano
- When in Rome (1967) - Restaurant Owner
1968
The High Chaparral (TV Series) as
Miguel
- Threshold of Courage (1968) - Miguel
1968
The Flying Nun (TV Series) as
Father Dominic
- Tonio's Mother (1968) - Father Dominic
1967
A Bell for Adano (TV Movie) as
Afronti
1967
Run for Your Life (TV Series) as
Ignacio Romero
- The Naked Half-Truth (1967) - Ignacio Romero
1967
The Fugitive (TV Series) as
Compadre
- The Savage Street (1967) - Compadre
1967
Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series) as
Papa
- Sing a Song of Papa (1967) - Papa
1967
I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series) as
Salvatori
- One of Our Bottles Is Missing (1967) - Salvatori
1967
The Spy in the Green Hat as
Padre
1966
Bonanza (TV Series) as
Brother Nicholas
- Tommy (1966) - Brother Nicholas
1966
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) as
Padre / Padre Francisco
- The Concrete Overcoat Affair: Part II (1966) - Padre (credit only)
- The Concrete Overcoat Affair: Part I (1966) - Padre Francisco
1966
Operation Razzle-Dazzle (TV Movie)
1966
Preview Tonight (TV Series)
- Somewhere in Italy- Company B! (1966)
1966
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) as
Guide
- After the Lion, Jackals (1966) - Guide
1965
The Sword of Ali Baba as
Cassim
1965
Hazel (TV Series) as
Signor Angelo
- The Investor (1965) - Signor Angelo
1965
Dr. Kildare (TV Series) as
Joe Crosetti
- Make Way for Tomorrow (1965) - Joe Crosetti
1964
Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) as
Charlie Grimes
- Their Own Executioners (1964) - Charlie Grimes
1964
The Outer Limits (TV Series) as
Priest - Father Fontana
- A Feasibility Study (1964) - Priest - Father Fontana
1964
Channing (TV Series) as
Benjamino Donati
- Another Kind of Music (1964) - Benjamino Donati
1963
Wide Country (TV Series) as
Papa Viejo
- Farewell to Margarita (1963) - Papa Viejo
1963
The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series) as
Elder Alvarez
- Apples Don't Fall Far (1963) - Elder Alvarez
1962
Girls! Girls! Girls! as
Papa Stavros
1962
Sam Benedict (TV Series) as
Ricco
- Nor Practice Make Perfect (1962) - Ricco
1962
Margie (TV Series) as
Angelo
- The Wolf of Wall Street (1962) - Angelo
1959
The Untouchables (TV Series) as
Carlo Giovanni / Carlo Feruzzi / Joe Flores
- The Genna Brothers (1961) - Carlo Giovanni
- Stranglehold (1961) - Carlo Feruzzi
- The Dutch Schultz Story (1959) - Joe Flores (uncredited)
1961
Harrigan and Son (TV Series) as
Salvatori
- Hello - Goodbye (1961) - Salvatori
1961
The Loretta Young Show (TV Series) as
Guido Racelli
- The Golden Cord (1961) - Guido Racelli
1961
Klondike (TV Series) as
White Cloud
- Sitka Madonna (1961) - White Cloud
1960
Rawhide (TV Series) as
Father Sebastian
- Incident at Poco Tiempo (1960) - Father Sebastian
1960
Lock Up (TV Series) as
Niclo Donati
- The Seventh Hour (1960) - Niclo Donati
1960
Buick-Electra Playhouse (TV Series) as
Signore Capelli
- The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1960) - Signore Capelli
1960
The Texan (TV Series) as
Carlos Moreno
- The Governor's Lady (1960) - Carlos Moreno
1960
The Detectives (TV Series) as
Guido
- The Bad Eye of Rose Rosetti (1960) - Guido
1960
Law of the Plainsman (TV Series) as
Don Esteban Ramores
- Dangerous Barriers (1960) - Don Esteban Ramores
1959
Tightrope (TV Series) as
Gino Angelico
- Cold Kill (1959) - Gino Angelico
1959
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series) as
Esteban Robalo
- A Diamond for Carla (1959) - Esteban Robalo
1959
Cry Tough as
Lavandero
1957
Playhouse 90 (TV Series) as
Cardinal / Green Sr.
- The Killers of Mussolini (1959) - Cardinal
- Child of Trouble (1957) - Green Sr.
1959
The Third Man (TV Series) as
Aldo Villano
- As the Twig Is Bent (1959) - Aldo Villano
1956
The Millionaire (TV Series) as
Pucci / Salvatore Buonarotti
- Millionaire Emily Baker (1959) - Pucci
- The Salvatore Buonarotti Story (1956) - Salvatore Buonarotti
1958
The Black Orchid as
Henry Gallo
1958
Broken Arrow (TV Series) as
Judson
- Courage of Ling Tang (1958) - Judson
1958
Whirlybirds (TV Series) as
Padre
- Buy Me a Miracle (1958) - Padre
1958
Climax! (TV Series)
- The Thief with the Big Blue Eyes (1958)
1958
Colt .45 (TV Series) as
Ramon Esperanza
- Mirage (1958) - Ramon Esperanza
1957
Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) as
Rossi
- Storm over Rapallo (1957) - Rossi
- Storm Over Rapallo (1957) - Rossi
1957
20 Million Miles to Earth as
Dr. Leonardo
1955
Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) as
Father Moreno / Father Pensovecchio
- One Way Street (1957) - Father Moreno
- A Bell for Adano (1955) - Father Pensovecchio
1957
Duel at Apache Wells as
Señor Valdez
1956
Cavalcade of America (TV Series) as
Father Miguel
- Three Young Kings (1956) - Father Miguel
1956
Accused of Murder as
Cesar Cipriano
1956
Ethel Barrymore Theater (TV Series)
- This Is Villa (1956)
1956
Father Knows Best (TV Series) as
Mr. Amaldi
- No Apron Strings (1956) - Mr. Amaldi
1956
The Burning Hills as
Tio Perico
1956
The First Texan as
Pepe
1956
Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series)
- A Bell for Adano (1956)
1956
Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
- Dodsworth (1956)
1956
Serenade as
Manuel Montes
1956
Private Secretary (TV Series) as
Antonio Marizani
- Oh Brother! (1956) - Antonio Marizani
1956
General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- The Song Caruso Sang (1956)
1955
Frontier (TV Series) as
Peon
- Tomas and the Widow (1955) - Peon
1955
The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) as
Zi-Zi
- Big Winner (1955) - Zi-Zi
1955
You Are There (TV Series) as
Adm. Montojo
- Dewey's Victory at Manila (May 1, 1898) (1955) - Adm. Montojo
1954
Passport to Danger (TV Series) as
Police Chief
- Trieste (1954) - Police Chief
1954
A Star Is Born as
Bruno (uncredited)
1954
The Shanghai Story as
Mr. Chen
1954
The Lone Wolf (TV Series) as
Papa Crocetti
- The Italian Story (1954) - Papa Crocetti
1954
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series) as
Mr. Gonzola
- Dear Little Fool (1954) - Mr. Gonzola
1954
Casanova's Big Night as
Carabaccio
1954
Waterfront (TV Series) as
Tio Paredas
- Homing Flight - Tio Paredas
1954
Jubilee Trail as
Don Orosco (uncredited)
1954
Big Town (TV Series) as
Carlos Goodman
- The Consulate (1954) - Carlos Goodman
1953
The Steel Lady as
Sheik Taras
1952
Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Return to Rome (1953)
- Dear Little Fool (1952)
1953
The Caddy as
Mr. Spezzato
1953
Son of Belle Starr as
Manuel
1953
Bandits of Corsica as
Riggio
1952
Celanese Theatre (TV Series) as
Tony Patucci
- They Knew What They Wanted (1952) - Tony Patucci
1951
Racket Squad (TV Series)
- Sick Old Man (1951)
1951
Double Crossbones as
Debtor (uncredited)
1950
Walk Softly, Stranger as
A.J. Corelli
1950
The Desert Hawk as
Ahmed Bey
1950
Federal Agent at Large as
Angelo 'Angel' Badillo
1950
Black Hand as
Carlo Sabballera
1949
Captain Carey, U.S.A. as
Luigi
1949
Bagdad as
Saleel
1949
Special Agent as
Grandfather Devereaux
1949
Colorado Territory as
Brother Tomas
1949
Bride of Vengeance as
Bolfi
1948
Joan of Arc as
Nicolas de Houppeville - Judge
1948
Dream Girl as
Antonio
1947
Road to Rio as
Rodrigues
1947
Escape Me Never as
The Guide
1947
The Lost Moment as
Pietro
1947
Brute Force as
Signore Ferrara
1947
Fiesta as
Doctor
1947
Stallion Road as
Pelon
1947
My Favorite Brunette as
Baron Montay
1947
Easy Come, Easy Go as
Italian Grocer (uncredited)
1946
Without Reservations as
Ortega
1945
Week-End at the Waldorf as
Emile
1945
Blood on the Sun as
Prince Tatsugi
1945
Roughly Speaking as
Tony (uncredited)
1945
A Song to Remember as
Monsieur Jollet (uncredited)
1944
Together Again as
Leonardo (uncredited)
1944
Brazil as
Señor Machado
1944
Tall in the Saddle as
Talo (uncredited)
1944
Dragon Seed as
Wu Lien's Old Clerk (uncredited)
1944
This Is the Life as
Music Teacher
1944
Passage to Marseille as
Older Guard (uncredited)
1944
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves as
Prince Cassim
1943
Tarzan's Desert Mystery as
Magistrate
1943
Around the World as
Native Dealer (uncredited)
1943
Princess O'Rourke as
Greek Cafe Proprietor (uncredited)
1943
Phantom of the Opera as
Villeneuve
1943
For Whom the Bell Tolls as
Captain Gomez
1943
Background to Danger as
Syrian Vendor (uncredited)
1943
Pilot #5 as
Nikola
1943
Action in the North Atlantic as
Capt. Carpolis (uncredited)
1943
Mission to Moscow as
Trial Judge Ulrich (uncredited)
1943
Journey Into Fear as
Colonel Haki's Office Aide (uncredited)
1942
Casablanca as
Arab Vendor (uncredited)
1942
Now, Voyager as
Giuseppe (uncredited)
1942
The Boogie Man Will Get You as
Silvio Baciagalupi - The Human Bomb (uncredited)
1942
Flight Lieutenant as
Father Carlos (uncredited)
1942
Escape from Hong Kong as
Kosura
1942
Who Is Hope Schuyler? as
Baggott
1942
Jungle Book as
The Pundit
1942
Secret Agent of Japan as
Eminescu
1942
Always in My Heart as
Joe Borelli
1941
Law of the Tropics as
Tito
1941
World Premiere as
Dapper Officer (uncredited)
1941
The Parson of Panamint as
Joaquin Fuentes
1941
Billy the Kid as
Pedro Gonzales
1941
That Night in Rio as
Pedro
1940
Tengo fe en tí as
Enrico Buriani
1940
Behind the News as
Tomas Almedo (uncredited)
1940
No, No, Nanette as
Art Critic (uncredited)
1940
The Mark of Zorro as
Propietor
1940
Meet the Wildcat as
Chief of Police
1940
The Flag of Humanity (Short) as
Henry Dunant (uncredited)
1940
Arise, My Love as
Father Jacinto
1940
Down Argentine Way as
Montero
1940
Rangers of Fortune as
Stefan (uncredited)
1940
Argentine Nights as
Police Chief (uncredited)
1940
Love, Honor and Oh-Baby! as
Headwaiter
1940
Torrid Zone as
Rodriguez
1940
'Til We Meet Again as
Mexican Bartender (uncredited)
1940
Charlie Chan in Panama as
Achmed Halide
1940
Castle on the Hudson as
Tony (uncredited)
1940
I Take This Woman as
Milt - an Italian (scenes deleted)
1940
The Fatal Hour as
Harry 'Hardway' Lockett
1939
Balalaika as
Ivan - Troika Inn Owner (uncredited)
1939
City in Darkness as
Gendarme at Steamship Office (uncredited)
1939
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as
Handwriting Expert (uncredited)
1939
The Monroe Doctrine (Short) as
King Ferdinand VII
1939
Lady of the Tropics as
Telegraph Office Clerk (uncredited)
1939
In Name Only as
Tony's Café Manager (uncredited)
1939
Conspiracy as
Police Capt. Luther (uncredited)
1939
The Spellbinder as
Headwaiter (uncredited)
1939
Maisie as
Ernie
1939
In Old Caliente as
Don José Vargas
1939
The Girl and the Gambler as
Gomez
1939
Code of the Secret Service as
Train Conductor (uncredited)
1939
Forged Passport as
Chief Miguel
1939
Society Lawyer as
Headwaiter (uncredited)
1939
Mystery of the White Room as
Tony
1939
Pirates of the Skies as
Jerry Petri
1938
Zaza as
Rug Dealer
1938
Dramatic School as
Alphonse
1938
Sharpshooters as
Ivan
1938
The Shining Hour as
Maurice - the Headwaiter (uncredited)
1938
The Sisters as
Wireless Operator (uncredited)
1938
Spawn of the North as
Red's Gang Member #2 (uncredited)
1938
Barefoot Boy as
Hank
1938
I'll Give a Million as
Citizen
1938
Tropic Holiday as
Co-Pilot (uncredited)
1938
Joaquin Murrieta (Short) as
Bronco, Murrieta Spy (uncredited)
1938
Rascals as
Florist
1938
Yellow Jack as
Stagamonte - Reed's Aide (uncredited)
1938
A Trip to Paris as
Waiter (uncredited)
1938
Invisible Enemy as
Signor Bramucci
1938
Change of Heart as
Lucio (uncredited)
1937
Bulldog Drummond's Revenge as
Draven Nogais
1937
Mannequin as
Striking Seaman (uncredited)
1937
Beg, Borrow or Steal as
French Detective Looking for Summitt (uncredited)
1937
Lancer Spy as
Monk (uncredited)
1937
The Bride Wore Red as
Alberto
1937
Thin Ice as
First Porter (uncredited)
1937
The Firefly as
Pablo (uncredited)
1937
She's No Lady as
Bartender (uncredited)
1937
You Can't Have Everything as
Waiter at Romano's (uncredited)
1937
Exclusive as
Johnny (uncredited)
1937
King of Gamblers as
Mike--Barber (uncredited)
1937
Song of the City as
Tony
1937
We Have Our Moments as
Customs Inspector (uncredited)
1937
Maytime as
Orchestra Conductor (uncredited)
1937
Seventh Heaven as
Postman (uncredited)
1937
A Doctor's Diary as
Louie
1937
When You're in Love as
Carlos
1937
Mama Steps Out as
Robert Dalderder - the Priest
1936
Love on the Run as
Waiter (uncredited)
1936
The Garden of Allah as
Man (uncredited)
1936
The Public Pays (Short) as
Moran's Hood (uncredited)
1936
The Gay Desperado as
López
1936
The Devil Is a Sissy as
'Grandma'
1936
Bulldog Edition as
Henchman Tony (uncredited)
1936
His Brother's Wife as
Jungle Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
1936
Fatal Lady as
Felipe (uncredited)
1936
Wife vs. Secretary as
Havana Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
1935
Captain Blood as
French Officer (uncredited)
1935
Okay, José (Short) as
Comandante Capitán Lopez (uncredited)
1935
The Perfect Gentleman as
Waiter (uncredited)
1935
The Melody Lingers On as
Giuseppe
1935
One New York Night as
Louis the Waiter (uncredited)
1935
Red Hot Tires as
Brazilian Radio Announcer (uncredited)
1935
Bordertown as
Police Commissioner in Mexico (uncredited)
1934
Chained as
Cafe Headwaiter (uncredited)
1934
One More River as
Waiter (uncredited)
1934
Stamboul Quest as
German Aide (uncredited)
1934
Viva Villa! as
Pancho Villa's Father
1934
Men in White as
Dr. Vitale
1933
The Solitaire Man as
Waiter (uncredited)
1933
Dinner at Eight as
Butler (uncredited)
1933
The White Sister as
Celebrating Soldier (uncredited)
1928
The Man Who Laughs as
Clown (uncredited)
1925
The Beautiful City as
Carlo Gillardi
1924
Romola as
Adolfo Spini
1924
Isn't Life Wonderful as
Theodor
1922
Fascination as
Nema
1921
Orphans of the Storm as
Pierre Frochard
Soundtrack
1956
Father Knows Best (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- No Apron Strings (1956) - (performer: "Polly Wolly Doodle")
1941
Law of the Tropics (performer: "Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)" (1850) - uncredited)
1941
Billy the Kid (performer: "Viva La Vida")
1937
You Can't Have Everything (performer: "Santa Lucia" (1849) - uncredited)
Archive Footage
1971
The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) as
Pierre Frochard
- Lillian Gish/Jean-Pierre Rampal/Julius Baker/Satchel Paige/Salvador Dali (1971) - Pierre Frochard
1939
Land of Liberty as
Stagamonte (edited from 'Yellow Jack')

References

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