Emmy-winning stage, film and television actor was known for intense countenance that won him tough-guy roles
• Ben Gazzara obituary
The actor Ben Gazzara, known for his brooding tough-guy presence in dozens of films, television shows and stage productions over his long career, died of pancreatic cancer on Friday at a Manhattan hospital, his lawyer said. He was 81.
The New York-born performer died at Bellevue hospital centre with members of his family at his side, according to his attorney, Jay Julien.
Born Biagio Anthony Gazzara to Italian immigrant parents, he began his career in live theatre, most notably with the role of Brick in the original Broadway production of Tennessee Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Elia Kazan. The role was played by Paul Newman in the 1958 film version.
A three-time Tony award nominee for his stage work, Gazzara made his film debut as a sociopathic military »
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