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Vincent Gardenia
Birth: c. Jan. 7, 1920
Campania, Italy
Death: Dec. 9, 1992
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Actor. Born Vincenzo Scognamiglio in Naples Italy and raised in New York, he didn't begin acting until the late 1950s when he was in his mid 30s. He landed supporting roles on Broadway in "Volpone"(1957) and "Only in America"(1959), and also in films. In 1961, he appeared in "The Hustler" as a bartender and "Mad Dog Coll" playing gangster 'Dutch Schultz.' Gardenia appeared in many Neil Simon plays including "God's Favorite" in a role specifically written for him by the playwright. He won the Tony Award for his work in Simon's "The Prisoner of Second Avenue"(1972) and earned a New York Film Critics Award and his first Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the baseball team's manager in "Bang the Drum Slowly"(1973). His second nomination was for playing Cher's father in "Moonstruck" in 1987. Other films include "Death Wish," "Death Wish II," "Heaven Can Wait," and "Little Shop of Horrors," but he is perhaps best known as Frank Lorenzo, Archie Bunker's jovial, singing neighbor on "All in the Family." (bio by: MagicMan) 
Family links: 
  Cardenia Gennaro Scognamiglio (1896 - 1965)
  Elisa Ausiello Scognamiglio (1901 - 1967)
Saint Charles Cemetery
East Farmingdale
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 30; Range L, Grave 48
GPS (lat/lon): 40.73358, -73.4062
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Sep 22, 1999
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Thank you for sharing your considerable talent with us. Rest in peace.
- Frank R. Adamski
 Added: Aug. 18, 2017
Watching "Moonstruck" for the umpteenth time - you were perfect!
- V
 Added: Aug. 6, 2017
 Added: Jun. 6, 2017
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