Bonar Colleano

Birthday: Mar 14, 1924
Birthplace: Not Available
At age five, Manhattan-born Bonar Sullivan joined the Colleano Family circus act. As Bonar Colleano, he set up British residency at the age of 12, spending the next several years performing in music halls, the legitimate stage, and radio. Making his film bow in 1944, Colleano landed his first important role in the popular wartime drama Johnny in the Clouds. As outspoken Joe Friselli, he established his particular filmic niche as the stereotypical brash, wisecracking, gum-chewing "Yank." The apotheosis of Colleano's screen career may well have been his semicomic performance in the thrill-packed espionager Sleeping Car to Trieste (1948). After years of playing caricatured Americans in British films, he was cast in a bonafide American production, Stanley Kramer's Eight Iron Men. His later screen roles included Lenny, the "Lennox" counterpart in the oddball Shakespeare derivation Joe McBeth. He was married to British actress Susan Shaw; their son, Mark Colleano, later became an actor himself. Bonar Colleano was 34 years old when he was killed in an automobile accident.

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No Score Yet The Man Inside Martin Lomer 1958
No Score Yet Pickup Alley Amalio 1957
No Score Yet Fire Down Below Lt. Sellars 1957
No Score Yet Joe MacBeth Lennie 1956
No Score Yet The Sea Shall Not Have Then Actor 1955
No Score Yet The Sea Shall Not Have Them Sgt. Kirby 1954
No Score Yet Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary? Commander Laurie Vining 1953
No Score Yet Eight Iron Men Pvt. Collucci 1952
No Score Yet Pool of London Dan MacDonald 1951
No Score Yet A Tale of Five Women Bob Mitchell 1951
No Score Yet Maniacs on Wheels Tommy Possey 1951
No Score Yet Dance Hall Alec 1950
No Score Yet Christ in Concrete Julio 1949
No Score Yet Sleeping Car to Trieste Sgt. West 1948
No Score Yet Good Time Girl American 1948
No Score Yet One Night with You Piero Santellini 1948
97% Stairway to Heaven (A Matter of Life and Death) American Pilot 1947
No Score Yet While the Sun Shines Joe Mulvaney 1947
No Score Yet Wanted for Murder Cpl. Mappolo 1946
No Score Yet The Way to the Stars Joe Friselli 1945


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