August 19, 1921
|Died||October 24, 2000(aged 79)|
Cause of death
Pasquale Cajano (born Pasquale Cagiano; August 19, 1921 – October 24, 2000) was an Italian-American film actor. After two uncredited cameo appearances in The Age of Innocence and Where Evil Lies, his friend Martin Scorsese cast him in the 1995 crime drama Casino as Chicago Outfit boss Remo Gaggi, the film's de facto antagonist and inspired by the real-life Joseph Aiuppa.
After Casino, Cajano went on with small roles in certain films, like Big Night, Sleepers, and The Impostors (another uncredited role). Cajano was then cast alongside his Casino co-star Robert De Niro in the hit comedy Analyze This. Pasquale Cajano was also a well known Italian radio personality for many years on the Italian Communications Network radio (www.icnradio.com).
On October 24, 2000, Cajano died due to prostate cancer at the age of 79.
Survived by his sister Madeline Scarcelli, daughter Maria Minasso, son Vincent Cajano, grandchildren Vincent Cajano Jr, Amanda Cajano, Michael Minasso, and Carissa Cajano, and by great grand children Bridgette Cajano and Vincent Cajano III.