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Bonar Colleano

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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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 Christ in Concrete
  • Julio
1949
No Score Yet Sleeping Car to Trieste
  • Sgt. West
1948
No Score Yet One Night with You
  • Piero Santellini
1948
95% Stairway to Heaven (A Matter of Life and Death)
  • American Pilot
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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