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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 »

- Pat Saperstein

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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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