Tony Mordente Tribute Site




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  This site is a celebration of the accomplished and diverse career of Tony Mordente, actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, director, and producer. There are many accolades and superlatives that can be applied in the world of entertainment, especially for such a renaissance man as Tony; but Tony is the one and only performer to earn something similar to theTriple Crown Title for his work in West Side Story: He was a member of the Original Broadway Cast, and the Original London Cast, as that wise-apple A-Rab, and later made the jump as that brooding and tumultuous Action in the 1961 Oscar-Winning film version, in which he also functioned as a Dance Assistant to director, Jerome Robbins. Other mentors include Broadway icons Michael Kidd and Gower Champion.

As an actor, some of his more memorable roles include the hustling cook in the Longest Day and nervous fidgety Genero Panneta in perhaps one of the more terrifying episodes of The Outer Limits, The Invisibles. But it has been the directing road that Tony has mainly traveled. Proving to be equally adept in such varied genres as situational comedies (Rhoda), dramadies (M*A*S*H), action-adventure (The A-Team) suspense (Matlock) or thought-provoking family fare (7th Heaven), Tony’s talents have been utilized by Stephen J. Cannell, Chuck Norris, and Aaron Spelling, and today he is one the most successful , prolific, and diverse director within the medium.

This site is a labor of love and we invite you to take your time and peruse the following pages. Please also feel free to sign the guestbook and leave Tony a message. Much love and thanks to Tony himself for his support.