Abe Vigoda Television and Film Actor Dies at 94,

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Born in New York, Abraham Vigoda made appearances in very early television, episodes of “Suspense” and “Studio One in Hollywood” in 1949 and an episode of “All Star Revue” in 1951 ,but then disappeared from the medium until he began guesting on series starting with “Dark Shadows” in 1969.
In between he appeared onstage in New York, including roles in “Richard III” in 1960 and 1961, “The Cherry Orchard” in 1962-63, “A Darker Flower” in 1963 and “The Cat and the Canary” in 1965. He first hit Broadway with a role in a revival of “The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat” in 1967, followed by “The Man in the Glass Booth” in 1968-69 and “Inquest” in 1970.
During the 1980s and ’90s, he appeared on shows including “The New Mike Hammer,” “Tales From the Darkside,” “MacGyver,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “Law and Order” and “Wings”; he also did stints on a pair of soaps, “As the World Turns” and “Santa Barbara.” In 1998 Vigoda played gangster Paul Castellano in the NBC telepic “Witness to the Mob.”
The actor also enjoyed steady film work, including in “Joe Versus the Volcano.” He played the judge in the Pauly Shore comedy “Jury Duty” and appeared in small roles as grandpas and gangsters in a stream of low-profile pics during the 1990s and 2000s.(Source-Internet)

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