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2013 celebrity deaths: Paul Walker, Cory Monteith, James Gandolfini

31 December 2013 11:00 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

The year now ending marks another 12-month period of losing talents who have given television viewers entertainment or information ... and some of those passings, even more sadly, came as major and untimely shocks. Zap2it remembers:

Paul Walker: The actor best-known for the "Fast & Furious" movies had career roots in such TV shows as "Who's the Boss?" "Highway to Heaven" and "Touched by an Angel."

James Gandolfini: He projected so much older as mobster Tony Soprano, many were surprised to learn the three-time Emmy winner only was in his 30s and 40s when he played the part.

Cory Monteith: As Finn Hudson on "Glee," the Canadian-born performer touched fans of all ages both in life and afterward.

Jean Stapleton: Forever TV's top "dingbat," the "All in the Family" actress earned three Emmys as lovably daffy Edith Bunker.

Jonathan Winters: The improvisation genius who inspired his »

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'Oz' actor Tony Musante dies at 77

29 November 2013 9:32 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Film, TV, and theater actor Tony Musante died on Tuesday (Nov. 26), The Los Angeles Times reports. He was 77.

Best known for playing Nino Chibette on "Oz," Musante passed away in New York City from complications following heart surgery. 

Though he was best known for his work on "Oz," Musante also starred in "Toma" as the titular detective, acted opposite Martin Sheen in "The Incident," and starred opposite Meryl Streep in a 1976 theatrical production of "27 Wagons Full of Cotton."

Musante was also an Emmy nominated actor for his guest-starring role in a 1975 episode of "Medical Story."

Musante is survived by his wife Jane Sparkes Musante. They got married in 1962. »

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Tony Musante, Actor Who Left ‘Toma,’ Dies at 77

28 November 2013 9:52 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tony Musante, who appeared on numerous TV shows, in films and on Broadway, but was best known for starring in 1973 series “Toma,” died Tuesday in Manhattan of a hemorrhage after oral surgery. He was 77.

Musante left the ABC detective show after one season to pursue opportunities onstage such as his first Broadway role, “P.S. Your Cat is Dead!,” and in films. After he left, the show was relaunched a few years later as “Baretta” and became popular with Robert Blake in Musante’s .

He had a recurring role on “Oz” and was nominated for an Emmy for “Medical Story.”

Among his film roles were “The Last Run” opposite George C. Scott in 1971, “The Pope of Greenwich Village” and 1967′s “The Incident” with Martin Sheen. He appeared on Broadway with Meryl Streep in Tennessee Williams’s “27 Wagons Full of Cotton” in 1976.

Although “Toma” was performing fairly well against highly-rated “The »

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Tony Musante, Actor Who Left ‘Toma,’ Dies at 77

28 November 2013 9:52 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tony Musante, who appeared on numerous TV shows, in films and on Broadway, but was best known for starring in 1973 series “Toma,” died Tuesday in Manhattan of a hemorrhage after oral surgery. He was 77.

Musante left the ABC detective show after one season to pursue opportunities onstage such as his first Broadway role, “P.S. Your Cat is Dead!,” and in films. After he left, the show was relaunched a few years later as “Baretta” and became popular with Robert Blake in Musante’s .

He had a recurring role on “Oz” and was nominated for an Emmy for “Medical Story.”

Among his film roles were “The Last Run” opposite George C. Scott in 1971, “The Pope of Greenwich Village” and 1967′s “The Incident” with Martin Sheen. He appeared on Broadway with Meryl Streep in Tennessee Williams’s “27 Wagons Full of Cotton” in 1976.

Although “Toma” was performing fairly well against highly-rated “The »

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Tony Musante, Oz Actor and Big-Screen Tough Guy, Dies at 77

28 November 2013 8:10 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Television, film and theater actor Tony Musante passed away in New York City on Tuesday at age 77. Musante, who recently played mafia boss Nino Schibetta on HBO's Oz, died from complications following surgery, according to the Los Angeles Times.The actor starred as the title character in the cop drama Toma, which ran for one season from 1973-74 and was based on the life of Newark, N.J., detective David Toma. He also played alongside Martin Sheen in the 1967 film The Incident, in which the two terrorized New York City subway riders. He was nominated for an Emmy for his »

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Actor Tony Musante Dead At Age 77

28 November 2013 7:19 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Tony Musante, the popular character actor who was a fixture in Italian films and TV series, has died in a New York hospital at age 77. Musante, who brought intensity to all of his roles, was driven more by artistic satisfaction than a desire to make the big money. He made a splash with U.S. audiences in 1967 playing a thug who terrorizes passengers on a New York City subway train in the film The Incident. He won acclaim for his role as a gay man who is wrongly convicted and executed for murder in the 1968 Frank Sinatra film The Detective. He also had a co-starring role with George C. Scott in the 1971 crime film The Last Run and starred in director Dario Argento's 1970 cult classic The Bird With the Crystal Plumage. In 1973 he reluctantly starred in the TV series Toma about a maverick cop. Despite the show's ratings success, »

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'Oz' actor Tony Musante dies, aged 77

27 November 2013 11:52 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Actor Tony Musante has died, aged 77.

The New York Times reports that he died on Tuesday (November 26) following complications from oral surgery.

Musante was best known for his role in ABC detective drama Toma, in which he played a starring role in 1973.

The actor appeared in several stage, TV and film roles including 1971 movie The Last Run alongside George C Scott and on the Broadway production 27 Wagons Full of Cotton with Meryl Streep in 1976.

In recent years, the Connecticut native played mafia boss Nino Schibetta on the HBO series Oz.

Mustante is survived by his wife Jane, two sisters, Cecelia Sisti and Katherine Walker, and brother Thomas. »

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Tony Musante, ‘Oz’ Star, Dead at 77

27 November 2013 8:53 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Tony Musante, who recently starred as a mafia boss on the HBO series “Oz” but was best-known for playing a real-life Newark, N.J. detective in the “Baretta” precursor series “Toma,” died Tuesday due to complications resulting from surgery, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 77. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., in 1936, Musante caught the attention of television audiences with the ABC cop series “Toma,” which was baased on the the biography of Newark detective David Toma. The series, which ran for one season from 1973 to 1974, was later retooled as “Baretta,” starring Robert Blake, which ran on ABC from »

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Actor Tony Musante Dies at 77

27 November 2013 7:49 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Tony Musante, who took down drug dealers in his portrayal of a real-life New Jersey detective in the 1970s ABC series Toma, died Tuesday at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York following surgery. He was 77. Often playing a tough guy on either side of the law, Musante also sparkled as one of two menacing hoodlums (Martin Sheen was the other) who terrorize innocent people on a New York subway car in the 1967 thriller The Incident. Musante had originated the role in a made-for-nbc drama four years earlier.  Photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2013 A

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Vci to Release Dario Argento’s The Bird with the Crystal Plumage on Blu-ray

6 June 2013 3:41 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Although Blue Underground previously released Dario Argento’s The Bird with the Crystal Plumage on Blu-ray, it is now out-of-print and difficult to find for a reasonable price. Fans will be happy to hear that Vci Home Entertainment is releasing a new Blu-ray edition of the movie and we have all the details.

“An American writer (Tony MusanteToma, TV series) traveling in Rome is the only witness to an attempted murder by a sinister man in a raincoat and black leather gloves, though he is powerless to do anything to stop him. With a feeling that something is not quite right about the scene he has witnessed and the police’s inability to make any progress, he launches his own personal investigation…and nearly loses his life in the process. While this modern day Jack-the-Ripper type is slithering through the dark byways of Rome slicing up pretty girls, director »

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