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Lou Antonio Biography

  • Profession: Director
  • Born: Jan 23, 1934
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Stage actor Lou Antonio was billed seventh as "Abdul" in his first film, Elia Kazan's [[Feature~V147674~America America~unamericanoaroma]] (1963). Antonio's sandpaper features resurfaced in such subsequent films as [[Feature~V21708~Hawaii~hawaii]] (1966) and [[Feature~V10957~Cool Hand Luke~coolhandluke]] (1967); thereafter, he worked almost exclusively in television. He co-starred in the weekly series The Snoop Sisters and [[Feature~V125109~Dog and Cat~dogandcat]], and was top-billed as Det. Sgt. Jack Ramsey in [[Feature~V125109~Dog and Cat~dogandcat]] (1977). By the late 1980s, Antonio had virtually abandoned acting in favor of directing: he helmed such TV movies as [[Feature~V44711~Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story~silentvictory:thekittyoneillstory]] (1979), The Star Maker (1981), [[Feature~V81943~Agatha Christie's 13 at Dinner~thirteenatdinner]] (1985) and [[Feature~V31938~Mayflower Madam~mayflowermadam]] (1987), as well as the 1978 theatrical feature [[Feature~V21225~Gypsy Warriors~thegypsywarriors]]. Lou Antonio is the brother of actor Jim Antonio. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi