American actor Tony Sirico, known for playing Polly “Nut” Gualtieri in the TV series Why sopranoat the age of 79 years.
“With great sadness, but incredible pride, love and many cherished memories, the family of Gennaro Anthony “Tony” Sirico would like to inform you of his passing on the morning of Friday 8 July 2022His family said in a statement on Facebook.
Another star of sopranoMichael Imperioli added: “It pains me to say that my dear friend, colleague and partner in crime, the great Tony Sirico passed away today.”. “Tony was like no one else: he was as stern, loyal, and tall as anyone I had ever known. [J’ai] heart broken todaywrote on Instagram Michael Imperioli, who played Christopher Multisanti.
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Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1942, he was often arrested as a young man, but caught his comic glitch in prison after he watched a group of ex-convicts perform. He played several small roles as a gangster in television and film from the late 1970s, and appeared in series such as kojak and others Miami Vice (two cops in Miami)mafia movies, including free and others Mickey Blue Eyes (mickey blue eyes)
Tony Sirico was in his fifties when he was cast for his role in Why soprano, the groundbreaking series launched by HBO in 1999 that explored the private lives of a criminal group in New Jersey. His character, Polly, is eccentric and sometimes cruel, providing, until 2007, many of the series’ most memorable lines, displaying his hilarious sense of humor and sinister loyalty to Tony Soprano’s boss.
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