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Vincent Gardenia
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Actor
    (January 7, 1922-December 9, 1992)
    Born in Naples, Italy
    Birth name was Vincenzo Scognamiglio
    Acted in 'The House On 92nd Street (1945),' 'Cop Hater (1958),' 'Murder, Inc. (1960),' 'Mad Dog Coll (1961),' 'The Hustler (1961),' 'The Third Day (1965),' 'Where's Poppa?' (1970),' 'Bang The Drum Slowly (1973),' 'Death Wish (1974),' 'The Front Page (1974),' 'Greased Lightning (1977),' 'Heaven Can Wait (1978),' 'Death Wish II (1982),' 'Little Shop Of Horrors (1986),' 'Moonstruck (1987),' 'Skin Deep (1989)' and 'The Super (1991)'
    Portrayed Frank Lorenzo on the TV series All in the Family (1971-73) and Murray Melman on L.A. Law (1990)
    Won an Emmy as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special for 'Age-Old Friends' (1990)
    Veteran of 14 Broadway plays
    Died of a heart attack in Philadelphia at age 70
    He took his last name from his father's middle name.
    His harsh facial features and stocky build were not leading man material, so he portrayed mostly cops and crooks in movies.
    He did a TV commercial for Mennen Skin Bracer aftershave.
    He was nominated twice for Best Supporting Actor Oscars, for 'Bang The Drum Slowly' and 'Moonstruck,' and lost both times.
    He came to the U.S. with his family at age two, becoming a citizen and permanent resident of Brooklyn.
    He served as a private in the U.S.Army during World War II.
    He could speak fluent Italian.
    He won a Tony in 1972 for his performance in Neil Simon's 'The Prisoner of Second Avenue.'
    The street in Brooklyn where he lived (16th Avenue between Cropsey Avenue & Shore Parkway) was renamed Vincent Gardenia Blvd. in his memory.

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