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

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Abe Vigoda, Skeleton Album Review


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

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Abe Vigoda

Date of birth

24th February, 1921

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.84


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