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Al Lettieri

  • Birth 24 Feb 1928 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 18 Oct 1975 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section 40, Range P, No. 84
  • Memorial ID 8398

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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8398
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Al Lettieri (24 Feb 1928–18 Oct 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8398, citing Saint John Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .