Al Lettieri

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Al Lettieri
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Al Lettieri as Virgil Sollozzo in The Godfather
Born (1928-02-24)February 24, 1928
New York City, USA
Died October 18, 1975(1975-10-18) (aged 47)
New York City, USA
Occupation Actor
Years active 1958–75

Al Lettieri (February 24, 1928 – October 18, 1975) was an American actor.

Lettieri's sister Jean was married to mobster Pasquale Eboli, brother of Genovese crime family boss Thomas Eboli.[1]

Lettieri had a role in the 1958 Perry Mason episode "The Case of the Fugitive Nurse," playing Arthur Strome but credited with the name Anthony Lettier.

At the age of 36, he had a role in the television film The Hanged Man.

Lettieri eventually would act with some of Hollywood's biggest screen names, such as Steve McQueen in The Getaway,[2] Charles Bronson in Mr. Majestyk,[3] John Wayne in McQ[2] and both Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in The Godfather.[2] Lettieri co-wrote the screenplay for the 1971 gangster movie Villain, which starred Richard Burton and Ian McShane.

He died of a heart attack in 1975, at the age of 47, leaving behind two children.



  1. ^ "Meadow Soprano on Line One!" by Mark Seal, Vanity Fair, 26 February 2009
  2. ^ a b c "Notes on Lettieri". The Sumter Daily Item. September 25, 1973. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ "'Mr. Majestyk' is more violence, more sexism". The Miami News. August 8, 1974. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 

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