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'The Godfather' And 'Barney Miller' Actor Abe Vigoda Dies Aged 94


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Abe Vigoda, the actor who played gangster Sal Tessio in the Godfather movies, has died at the age of 94. His daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, confirmed her father’s death to the Associated Press on Tuesday (January 26th).

Vigoda received praise in 1972 for his portrayal of Vito Corleone’s friend and business associate Sal Tessio, who tries to mount a takeover of the family crime organisation from Michael Corleone (Al Pacino’s character). His character is executed at the end of the first Godfather movie, but Vigoda returned to reprise the role in a flashback sequence in the 1974 sequel.

Vigoda also found success playing Detective Phil Fish in sitcom ‘Barney Miller’ from 1975 to 1977, with his character so well-received that he later began his own spin-off series, entitled 'Fish', alongside a handful of appearances on the original show. He also worked in theatre for more than 30 years, performing many roles in Shakespeare plays.

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Abe Vigoda Wednesday 16th May 2012 Friars Club Roast of Betty White - Arrivals

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Meredith Vieira and Abe Vigoda - Meredith Vieira, and Abe Vigoda New York City, USA - The 'Today Show' salutes Meredith Vieira's Last Day with NBC Network Wednesday 8th June 2011

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Al Roker, Ann Curry, Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira and Natalie Morales
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Connie Francis and Abe Vigoda - Connie Francis and Abe Vigoda New York City, USA - The Friars Foundation Applause Award Gala honoring legendary singer Connie Francis at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel Monday 6th June 2011

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Connie Francis and Neil Sedaka
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Connie Francis and Neil Sedaka

Abe Vigoda Sunday 10th April 2011 The 9th Annual TV Land Awards at and the Javits Center New York City, USA

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Abe Vigoda and Cloris Leachman
Abe Vigoda and Cloris Leachman
Abe Vigoda and Cloris Leachman

Abe Vigoda Thursday 15th May 2008 2009 Great Escape Music Festival - Day 2 Brighton, England

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Abe Vigoda, Skeleton Album Review


Album review of Skeleton by Abe Vigoda released through Bella Union.

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Chump Change Review


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Stephen Burrows directs, writes, and stars in a film about Stephen Burrows. Why is it not called Stephen Burrows? Unclear, but Chump Change is both a sometimes funny movie and a seriously disjointed mess.

Seriously, Chump Change follows Burrows' real-life adventures in Hollywood. A Wisconsin doughboy, Burrows stars in a jock itch commercial, but can't get any more work in L.A. Eventually he gets into a feud over an outburst on Wheel of Fortune, which culminates in his becoming a minor celebrity even while he has dropped out by returning to Wisconsin. Burrows encounters a cast of kooky characters -- from cliched brain-dead agents to milk-fed local girls in cow country (most memorable among them are Tim Matheson as Burrows' primary contact in L.A. and Traci Lords as his galpal back home). From one random encounter to another, Burrows celebrates his up-and-coming success as a comedy screenwriter, while making gentle fun of his quaint home town (in other words, prepare for lots of drive-by shots of Milwaukee hot dog stands).

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Just The Ticket Review


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Hey, next Friday night, why not try a 2-hour tragicomedy about the wild and wacky world of ticket scalping? With Andy Garcia and Andie MacDowell!? Yow. "Ill-advised" is certainly a term that comes to mind. But Just the Ticket is basically humorless and so overly contrived (electronics saleswoman really wants to have her own restaurant) that it's overall just a waste of time for everyone involved. Even cameos from the likes of Joe Frazier can't elevate this film above a one-note joke.
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Abe Vigoda

Date of birth

24th February, 1921

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Actor

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Male

Height

1.84


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