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Alex Rocco

Actor

Born - 29 February 1936, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died - 18 July 2015

Thick-browed, throaty-voiced Italianate character actor with a shock of dark hair, usually seen as men you would not want to mess with, notably Moe Greene in The Godfather (1972). Born Alessandro Petricone Jr, he arrived in Hollywood in the 1960s after dramatic training: Motorpsycho! (1965), The St Valentine's Day Massacre (1967), The Boston Strangler (1968), Blood Mania (1970), Wild Riders (1971), The Outside Man (1972), Slither (1973), The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973), Freebie and the Bean (1974), Hollywood Cowboy (1975), Fire Sale (1977), The Stunt Man (1980), The Entity (1982), Cannonball Run II (1984), Stick (1985), Wired (1989), The Pope Must Die! (1991), The Flight of the Dove (1994), That Thing You Do! (1996), Dudley Do-Right (1999), The Wedding Planner (2001), The Job (2003), Smokin' Aces (2006), Ready or Not (2009), The House Across the Street (2013) and The Other (2015), his last. His first wife died; second wife was actress Shannon Wilcox. He died from cancer.