Al Lettieri

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Al Lettieri
Virgil Sollozo.png
Al Lettieri as Virgil Sollozzo in The Godfather
BornAlessandro Lettieri
(1928-02-24)February 24, 1928
DiedOctober 18, 1975(1975-10-18) (aged 47)
OccupationActor
Years active1964–75
 
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Al Lettieri
Virgil Sollozo.png
Al Lettieri as Virgil Sollozzo in The Godfather
BornAlessandro Lettieri
(1928-02-24)February 24, 1928
DiedOctober 18, 1975(1975-10-18) (aged 47)
OccupationActor
Years active1964–75

Alfred Lettieri (February 24, 1928 – October 18, 1975) was an American actor, known for his portrayal of Virgil Sollozzo, in The Godfather.

Lettieri projected an aura of menace, ruthlessness and brooding malevolence in his film roles, which he attributed to his acquaintance with real-life gangsters, including Joey Gallo. At the age of 36, he made his screen debut in the television film The Hanged Man. Lettieri acted with some of Hollywood's biggest screen names including Steve McQueen in The Getaway,[1] Charles Bronson in Mr. Majestyk,[2] John Wayne in McQ[1] and both Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in The Godfather.[1]

Lettieri died of a heart attack in 1975, at the age of 47, leaving two children.

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  1. ^ a b c "Notes on Lettieri". The Sumter Daily Item. September 25, 1973. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ "'Mr. Majestyk' is more violence, more sexism". The Miami News. August 8, 1974. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 

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