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'Oz' actor Tony Musante dies at 77

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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

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

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

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Tony Musante, Oz Actor and Big-Screen Tough Guy, Dies at 77
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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Film Junk Podcast Episode #326: Horrible Bosses and Bad Teacher

0:00 - Intro 9:10 - Headlines: Spike Lee to Direct Oldboy Remake, Neil Burger to Direct Uncharted, The King of Kong Remake Will Be a Mockumentary? 23:18 - Review: Horrible Bosses 48:50 - Review: Bad Teacher 1:09:30 - Trailer Trash: Jack and Jill 1:18:35 - Other Stuff We Watched: Cedar Rapids, Unknown, The Stunt Man, Princess Mononoke, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Just Go With It, Gulliver's Travels, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Hot Coffee, Transcendent Man, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story 1:50:10 - Junk Mail: Mystery Melody and Character Themes, Medical Story, Time Travel Movies, Criterion Recommendations, It's Garry Shandling's Show, TV Shows that Grow On You, Canadian TV, Might as Well Junk 2:31:10 - This Week's DVD Releases 2:33:00 - Outro » Download the MP3 (72 Mb) [1] » View the show notes [2] » Vote for us on Podcast Alley! [3] » Rate us on iTunes!
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