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Abe Vigoda


Born - 24 February 1921, New York City, USA
Died - 26 January 2016

Tall, scarecrow-like, huge-chinned, stoop-shouldered, charcoal-eyed, wheezy American actor with unruly white hair. The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, he was on stage before World War Two, but barely seen in films until cast first as Tessio in The Godfather (1972) and then as the dilapidated veteran cop Phil Fish in the hit TV series Barney Miller. Other film work included Three Rooms in Manhattan (1965), The Don is Dead (1973), The Godfather Part II (1974), The Cheap Detective (1978), Cannonball Run II (1983), The Stuff (1985), Keaton's Cop (1988), Joe Vs the Volcano (1990), Me and the Kid (1993), North (1994), Jury Duty (1995), Underworld (1996), Good Burger (1997), Just the Ticket (1999), Chump Change (2000), Crime Spree (2003), The Unknown Trilogy (2008) and Sweet Destiny (2014), his last. He died in his sleep, a month before his 95th birthday.