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Sonny Grosso


Born - 21 July 1930, Dusseldorf, Germany
Died - 20 January 2020

Hawk-faced, dark-haired NYPD detective, who parlayed his fame as one of the two original cops in the 'French Connection' book and film into a new career as a film producer, making more than 40 TV movies and crime series between his early retirement from the force in 1976 and 2009. Born Salvatore Grosso to parents working in Germany, he also made a few appearances as an actor: The French Connection (1971), The Godfather (1972), The Seven-Ups (1973), Report to the Commissioner (1975), the TV movies Contract on Cherry Street (1977), To Kill a Cop (1978) and The Country Western Murders (1979) and the film Cruising (1980), his last.