(April 5, 1923-February 14, 1995)
Born in Hillside, New Jersey
Actor and playwright
Wrote the play 'A Hatful of Rain' (1955)
Portrayed Frankie Pentangeli in 'The Godfather Part II' (1974)
Also appeared in the films 'A Man Called Adam' (1966), 'The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight' (1971), 'Crazy Joe' (1974), 'Black Sunday' (1977), 'King of the Gypsies' (1978), 'Hoodlum' (1979), 'The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh' (1979), 'Alligator' (1980), 'Body and Soul' (1981), 'Cannonball Run II' (1984), 'Fear City' (1984) and 'Last Action Hero' (1993)
Why he might be annoying
His second (and last) Broadway play, 'The Night Circus,' closed after just seven performances (1958).
He looked like a walrus.
He was typecast in movies as mafiosi.
He got drunk at lunch before the filming of his Senate Committee hearing scene in 'The Godfather Part II' and had to be sobered up between takes.
Why he might not be annoying
He was married to Grace Gazzo for 50 years until his death.
'A Hatful of Rain' was one of the first realistic depictions of drug addiction on the American stage.
He was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his 'Godfather Part II' performance.
At the Actors Studio, he trained Debra Winger, Tony Sirico and Henry Silva.
Credit: C. Fishel
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