Actor Anthony Quinn has been chosen as the recipient of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s Cecil B. DeMille Award.
The award, given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the entertainment field, will be presented to Quinn at the 44th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony on Jan. 31 in Beverly Hills.
Quinn, born April 21, 1915, in Chihuahua, Mexico, began his film career in 1936 after a brief stint on the stage. He married DeMille's adopted daughter, Katherine, in 1937. They were divorced in 1965.
Quinn played mostly bit parts until the 1950s, when he won two Academy Awards for best supporting actor in "Viva Zapata" (1952) and "Lust for Life" (1956). He was nominated again in 1957 for "Wild Is the Wind" and in 1964 for "Zorba the Greek."
Other films in which Quinn has performed in the leading role include "The Guns of Navarone," "La Strada" and "Requiem for a Heavyweight."