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Al Lettieri
Birth: Feb. 24, 1928
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 18, 1975
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Actor. Born Alessandro Lettieri, he was an Italian character performer best known for his portrayal of Virgil "The Turk" Sollozzo in the original "Godfather" (1972) movie. At the age of 36, he made his screen debut in the TV film "The Hanged Man" and went on to be cast in films as the perfect villain. Some of his best bad guy roles were in the films "The Getaway" (1972), "The Don Is Dead" (1973), "Mr. Majestyk" (1974), "McQ" (1974) and "The Hired Gun" (1975). He died of a heart attack at the age of 47. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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Record added: Feb 09, 2000
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Al Lettieri
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- Lynnette
 Added: Jun. 4, 2016
"Sollozzo, best known as The Turk..." RIP, Al
- Luca Bonini
 Added: May. 16, 2016
I wanted to find you the flag of Turkey because of your role as the "Turk" in "The Godfather," but since you're Italian the flag of Italy will have to do!
- Bridget Hainline
 Added: Mar. 21, 2016
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