Fortunio Bonanova

Fortunio Bonanova

  • Highest Rated: 100% Five Graves to Cairo (1943)
  • Lowest Rated: 38% The Moon Is Blue (1953)
  • Birthday: Jan 13, 1895
  • Birthplace: Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • A law student at the University of Madrid, Fortunio Bonanova switched his major to music at Madrid's Real Conservatory and the Paris Conservatory. Bonanova inaugurated his operatic career as a baritone at the age of 17. By age 21 he was in films, producing, directing and starring in a silent production of Don Juan (1921). He spent most of the 1920s singing at the Paris opera and writing books, plays and short stories; he arrived in America in 1930 to co-star with Katherine Cornell on Broadway. At the invitation of his friend Orson Welles, Bononova portrayed the feverish singing teacher Signor Matisti in Welles' Citizen Kane (1941). Fortunio Bonanova remained gainfully employed in Hollywood as a character actor into the early 1960s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Kneeling Goddess Actor 2015
No Score Yet The Running Man Bank Manager 1963
62% An Affair to Remember Courbet 1957
98% Kiss Me Deadly Carmen Trivago 1955
No Score Yet New York Confidential Senor 1955
No Score Yet Second Chance Hotel Manager 1953
38% The Moon Is Blue Television Announcer 1953
No Score Yet Thunder Bay Sheriff Antoine Chighizola 1953
No Score Yet So This Is Love Dr. Marafioti 1953
No Score Yet Nancy Goes to Rio Ricardo Domingos 1950
No Score Yet September Affair Grazzi 1949
91% Whirlpool Feruccio di Ravallo 1949
No Score Yet Adventures of Don Juan Don Serafino 1948
80% Romance on the High Seas Plinio 1948
86% The Fugitive Governor's Cousin 1947
No Score Yet Fiesta Antonio Morales 1947
No Score Yet La Diosa Arrodillada Nacho Gutierrez 1947
No Score Yet Monsieur Beaucaire Don Carlos 1946
No Score Yet Hit the Hay Mario Alvini 1945
No Score Yet Man Alive Prof. Zorado 1945
No Score Yet A Bell for Adano Gargano 1945
No Score Yet Where Do We Go from Here? Christopher Columbus 1945
97% Double Indemnity Sam 1944
80% Going My Way Tomasso 1944
No Score Yet Mrs. Parkington Signor Cellini 1944
No Score Yet Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Old Baba 1944
86% The Song of Bernadette Louis Napoleon III 1943
No Score Yet Hello, Frisco, Hello Opera Singer 1943
71% For Whom the Bell Tolls Fernando 1943
100% Five Graves to Cairo Gen. Sebastiano 1943
80% The Black Swan Don Miguel 1942
No Score Yet Larceny, Inc. Anton Copoulos 1942
No Score Yet Mr. and Mrs. North Buano 1942
No Score Yet Sing Your Worries Away Gaston 1942
No Score Yet Moon Over Miami Mr. Pretto 1941
100% Blood and Sand Pedro Espinosa 1941
100% Citizen Kane Matisti 1941
No Score Yet That Night in Rio Pereira 1941
No Score Yet A Yank in the RAF Headwaiter at Regency 1941
No Score Yet Four Jacks and a Jill Mike 1941
91% The Mark of Zorro Sentry 1940
No Score Yet Down Argentine Way Hotel Manager 1940
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond in Africa Actor 1938
No Score Yet Romance in the Dark Tenor 1938

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Professor Bonanova
  • 1954

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