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Lenny Montana
Birth: Mar. 13, 1926
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: May 12, 1992

Pro Wrestler, Actor. Tall and solidly built, this Italian-American professional wrestler turned actor was born Lenny Passaforo in Brooklyn, New York, and is best remembered for his first on-screen role as the not too bright but ever loyal bodyguard Luca Brasi in The Godfather (1972). Montana didn't get a lot of screen time before being eliminated by the henchmen of opposing gangster Al Lettieri with a garrote and a knife; however, he caught the eye of casting agents and over the next ten years racked up roles in 16 movies. Usually cast as "muscle for hire", he was equally good at playing the intimidating thug or a buffoonish hoodlum, such as in The Big Brawl (1980) and The Jerk (1979). His last film appearance was in the B-thriller Blood Song (1982), which he also co-wrote. He died in May 1992 of a heart attack while in Italy.

 (bio by: Frank Moreno) 
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: unknown
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Frank Moreno
Record added: Jun 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19986519
Lenny Montana
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It was sad to see you get eliminated in one of mythree favorite movies of all time. You were so cool.Rest in Peace
- harold cartwright
 Added: Nov. 4, 2014
I am honored and grateful to leave you a virtual flower.... On your virtual memorial;)
-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 12, 2014

- Cathy
 Added: May. 12, 2014
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