Charles Scorsese

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Charles Scorsese
Born Luciano Charles Scorsese
(1913-05-08)May 8, 1913
New York City, New York
Died August 23, 1993(1993-08-23) (aged 80)
New York City, New York
Occupation Actor
Religion Roman Catholicism[1]
Spouse(s) Catherine Scorsese (1933–1993; his death)

Luciano Charles "Charlie" Scorsese (May 8, 1913 - August 23, 1993) was an American film actor and the father of film director Martin Scorsese.

Biography[edit]

Scorsese was born in New York City, the son of Teresa and Francesco Scorsese, Sicilian immigrants from Polizzi Generosa, a small town near Palermo.[2][3] He married film actress Catherine Scorsese in 1933. He was the father of Academy Award-winning film director Martin Scorsese. He made his first film appearance in Raging Bull, in 1980, playing "Charlie". He made appearances in other gangster movies such as GoodFellas in 1990, portraying "Vinnie," a character based on real life gangster Thomas Agro. He lived in New York.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Martin Scorsese". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  2. ^ Gangster priest: the Italian ... - Robert Casillo - Google Boeken. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
  3. ^ "Charles Scorsese, 80; Presser Turned Actor –". New York Times. 1993-08-24. Retrieved 2011-12-08. 

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