Actor Wally Cassell Has Died, Aged 103.
The actor passed away at his Palm Desert, California home on 2 April (15), according to his wife, actress/singer Marcy MCGuire.
Born in Sicily, Cassell, real name Oswaldo Castellano, began his movie career in 1942, when he signed a contract with studio bosses at MGM, and made his debut in Fingers at the Window, starring Basil Rathbone.
He went on to have small roles throughout the 1940s in such films as Anchors Aweigh, The Thin Man Goes Home, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Homecoming and National Velvet, alongside Mickey Rooney, who became one of Cassell's closest friends and advised him to adopt the stage name Wally Cassell.
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