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Joy Todd, Casting Director for Sidney Lumet, Dies

Joy Todd, Casting Director for Sidney Lumet, Dies
Casting director Joy Todd, whose credits include Sergio Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in America,” “Demolition Man,” “Rambo III” and Sidney Lumet films including “Prince of the City” and “The Verdict,” died Feb. 18 of natural causes.

Todd started out in Philadelphia as an actress and standup comedienne. She had small parts in shows including “Act I,” “Hello, Dolly” “Naked City” In Las Vegas, she was the comedy relief in a book show called “That Certain Girl,” with Walter Slezak, Virginia Mayo and Dennis O’Keefe, and she also worked in some night clubs on the Canadian border.

Shortly thereafter, Todd did her first casting work, for Marty Richards (now a Broadway and film producer), who needed help casting film extras in New York. She then assisted Ralph Serpe, exec producer for Dino De Laurentiis on “Mandingo,” in Louisiana.

She kept an office in New York from 1976-93. Her first
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Vincent Pastore to screen new film

"Vincent Pastore to screen new film"By Michael Aaron Gallagher of StayFamous.NetArticle originally published by Scotsman Media Group, reprinted with permission.

(Syracuse, NY) - Perhaps best known for his role on the HBO original series “The Sopranos,” Vincent Pastore is a guest judge at the 7th Annual Syracuse International Film Festival. He will also be a host at Wise Guys Comedy Club, 201 S. Salina St., Syracuse. His film “Pizza With Bullets” is 8:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Palace Theater, Syracuse.

Michael Aaron Gallagher: "As a guest judge for the 2010 Syracuse International Film Festival, what criteria do you look for when you watch a movie?"

Vincent Pastore: "Three acts: beginning, middle, end ... like 'The Searchers,' like 'Shane.'"

Michael Aaron Gallagher: "You will be appearing at Wise Guys Comedy Club as well?"

Vincent Pastore: "Yes. I will be there to tell a few jokes and do
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Actor Palermo Dies In Car Crash

Actor Palermo Dies In Car Crash
Actor Johnny Palermo and his girlfriend have died after they were involved in a car accident.

Palermo, 27, and his partner Alessandra Giangrande, who was driving the vehicle, were pronounced dead at the scene following an early morning collision in North Hollywood on Monday.

Giangrande's brother survived the crash but was seriously injured.

It is unknown how the fatal crash occurred.

Palermo began his acting career in 2004, appearing on more than 30 TV shows, including Everybody Hates Chris, How I Met Your Mother, CSI: Miami and CSI: NY.

His last project, an indie film called Pizza With Bullets, is scheduled for release later this year.

Actor Johnny Palermo Dies In Car Crash

The 27-year-old had recurring roles on 'Everybody Hates Chris' and 'Just for Kicks.'

By Gil Kaufman

Johnny Palermo

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"Everybody Hates Chris" actor Johnny Palermo died in a car crash in North Hollywood on Monday.

The 27-year-old Rochester, New York, native appeared in more than 30 television shows over a brief career, including the Nickelodeon series "Just for Kicks." He was killed in an early morning accident that also took the life of his girlfriend, Alessandra Giangrande, 25, who was driving the car, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Palermo's hometown newspaper, the Rochester Democrat, reported Thursday (June 11) that Giangrande was driving the car around 2:15 a.m. when she lost control of the vehicle and struck several parking meters, a light pole and a building. The couple were pronounced dead at the scene, while Giangrande's brother, a passenger in the car, suffered serious injuries but is expected to live.
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Actor Johnny Palermo dies in car accident

Actor Johnny Palermo dies in car accident
Actor Johnny Palermo, who appeared in more than 30 television shows in his brief career, died June 8 in an early morning car accident in North Hollywood. He was 27.

His girlfriend, Alessandra Giangrande, who was driving at the time, was also killed, and her brother suffered serious injuries. Palermo and Giangrande were pronounced dead at the scene.

Palermo was a regular on the Nickelodeon series "Just for Kicks" and appeared in three episodes of the CW's "Everybody Hates Chris" as Frank Dipaolo, Chris' recurring, overgrown classmate.

Palermo also appeared in "Cold Case," "General Hospital," "CSI: Miami," "Rules of Engagement," "How I Met Your Mother" and "CSI: NY." This fall, the native of Rochester, N.Y., can be seen in the indie film "Pizza With Bullets."
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