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'Godfather' Traitor Dead at 94 – More Than Three Decades After His (Exaggerated) Obit Came Out

26 January 2016 2:58 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Godfather' actor Abe Vigoda. 'The Godfather' actor Abe Vigoda dead at 94; reports of his death in the early 1980s were greatly exaggerated Actor Abe Vigoda, little-known internationally – despite a supporting role in The Godfather – but popular in the U.S. as a result of the 1970s television series Barney Miller and of an erroneous 1982 People magazine obit, died in his sleep at his daughter's home in Woodland Park, New Jersey, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, '15. The cause of death seems to have been old age. Vigoda (born on Feb. 24, 1921, in New York City) was 94. 'The Godfather' Following a long stint on the stage – on Broadway (The Man in the Glass Booth, Marat/Sade) and elsewhere – Vigoda landed the role of Don Corleone (Marlon Brando) ally-turned-traitor Salvatore Tessio in Francis Ford Coppola's multiple Oscar-winning 1972 adaptation of Mario Puzo's bestseller The Godfather. “I'm really not a Mafia person, »

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‘Grandfathered’ Casts Paul Sorvino to Play John Stamos’ Dad (Exclusive)

5 January 2016 2:44 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Grandfathered” is about to introduce a great-grandfather. “Goodfellas” star Paul Sorvino has been cast to play the father of John Stamos‘ character, TheWrap has learned. The Fox sitcom stars Stamos and Josh Peck. Stamos plays Jimmy, a dedicated bachelor whose life is thrown for a loop when he learns that not only does he have a son (Peck) that he never knew about, but that his son has a child of his own. Sorvino, who played a cop on the first two seasons of “Law & Order,” will play the role of Jack Martino, described as an old school, “Mad Men”-y. »

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