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Al Ruscio


Born - 2 June 1924, Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Died - 12 November 2013

Thin-lipped, narrow-eyed Italianate character actor, often seen as gangsters or other shady characters. After much TV work on the east US coast, he and his actress wife Kate Williamson (Robina Sparks) moved to California, where, in between a huge amount of TV work, he began a movie career: Al Capone (1959), The Music Box Kid (1960), Deadline for Murder (1964), Fever Heat (1968), then a long break for teaching drama at a university. On his return to LA, he made Ruby and Oswald (1978), The Hunter (1980), Any Which Way You Can (1980), Deadly Force (1983), Jagged Edge (1985), Medium Rare (1987), Romero (1989), The Godfather Part III (1990), Guilty by Suspicion (1991), I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore (1992), Showgirls (1995), The Phantom (1996), the TV movie Boss of Bosses (2001), The Complete Guide to Guys (2005), Fragments (2008) and Goy (2011), his last. He and his wife would have celebrated their diamond wedding next June.