Abe Vigoda

Actor



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Abraham Charles Vigoda (February 24, 1921 – January 26, 2016 - (aged 94)), known as Abe Vigoda, was an American actor. He was known for a number of roles, especially his portrayals of Salvatore Tessio in the Francis Ford Coppola film The Godfather and Detective Sgt. Phil Fish on the ABC sitcom Barney Miller from 1975 to 1977 and its spinoff show Fish from 1977 to 1978. Vigoda began acting while in his teens, working with the American Theatre Wing. His career as a professional actor began in 1947. Vigoda as Phil Fish in Barney Miller in 1977 He gained acting notability in the 1960s with his work in Broadway productions, including Marat/Sade (1967) playing \"Mad Animal\", The Man in the Glass Booth (1968) playing \"Landau\", Inquest (1970), and Tough to Get Help (1972). His best known film role is that of elder mobster Salvatore Tessio in The Godfather (1972). He also appeared briefly in The Godfather Part II in a flashback sequence at the end of the film.<Br> Source: <A Href=\"Https://En.Wikipedia.Org/Wiki/Main_Page\" Target=\"_blank\" Rel=\"Me Nofollow\"> Https://En.Wikipedia.Org/Wiki/Main_Page</A>