Al Ruscio

Al Ruscio

Birth
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 12 Nov 2013 (aged 89)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Murmuring Trees section, Map #G53, Lot 9964, Ground Interment Space 3
Memorial ID 120298025 · View Source
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Actor. Born to parents of Italian heritage, he would often be cast in roles related to his origin. He served with the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and following his return home, he attended Staley College of the Spoken Word in Brookline, Massachusetts. It would be during this period, when he developed an interest in acting. As a participant with the New England Shakespeare Festival, he performed in a production of "King Lear". By his senior year, he had begun what was to be a lengthy time as an acting teacher. After graduation, he moved to New York City where he studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and later appeared in the short-lived Broadway play "Captain Brassbound's Conversion" (1950 to 1951). During the 1950s, he launched an association with television which lasted over four decades and in 1959, Ruscio was cast as Tony Genaro in the motion picture "Al Capone" for which starred Rod Steiger. A later generation will perhaps remember him for playing Leo Cuneo in "The Godfather: Part III" (1990). Among his TV credits include "Lou Grant", "Hill Street Blues", "Police Squad" and "The A-Team", to name a few. He served for five years as the Chairman of the Dramatic Department at Midwestern College in Iowa.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 14 Nov 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 120298025
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Al Ruscio (2 Jun 1924–12 Nov 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 120298025, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .