Ben Piazza

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Ben Piazza (July 30, 1933 – September 7, 1991) was an American actor.

He made his film debut in Sidney J. Furie's Canadian film A Dangerous Age followed by his Hollywood debut in The Hanging Tree. Though signed to contracts with Warner Bros. and Gary Cooper's production companies for five years[1] he didn't make another film until No Exit (1962).

A prolific television and film character actor, Piazza is perhaps most widely recognized as the wealthy restaurant patron in The Blues Brothers from whom John Belushi offers to purchase his wife and daughter. Prior to that, he also played the violent boyfriend who scars Liza Minelli's face in Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon. He was married to actress Dolores Dorn.[2]


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