Al Lettieri as Virgil Sollozzo in The Godfather
February 24, 1928|
New York City, USA
|Died||October 18, 1975
New York City, USA
Al Lettieri (February 24, 1928 – October 18, 1975) was an American actor.
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, Charles Bronson in Mr. Majestyk, John Wayne in McQ and both Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in The Godfather. Lettieri co-wrote the screenplay for the 1971 gangster movie Villain, which starred Richard Burton and Ian McShane.
Lettieri died of a heart attack in 1975, at the age of 47, leaving behind two children.
- The Hanged Man (1964) .... Al
- Wild Seed (Fargo) (1965) .... Bartender (as Anthony Lettier)
- Dark Intruder (Black Cloak) (1965) .... 2nd Sergeant (as Anthony Lettier)
- The Bobo (1967) .... Eugenio Gomez
- The Night of the Following Day (1968) .... Pilot aka Al (as Al Lettier)
- A Town Called Bastard (1971) .... La Bomba
- The Godfather (1972) .... Virgil 'The Turk' Sollozzo
- Pulp (1972) .... Miller
- Footsteps (Foosteps: Nice Guys Finish Last, Nice Guys Finish Last) (1972) (TV) .... Zimmerman
- The Getaway (1972) .... Rudy Butler
- The Don Is Dead (Beautiful But Deadly, The Deadly Kiss) (1973) .... Vince
- The Deadly Trackers (1973) .... Gutierrez, Mexican Policeman
- McQ (1974) .... Manny Santiago
- Mr. Majestyk (1974) .... Frank Renda
- Piedone a Hong Kong (aka Flatfoot Goes East, Flatfoot in Hong Kong) (1975) .... Frank Barella
- Winner Take All ("Time Lock") (1975) (TV) .... Man at Track
- Dublin Murders (1975)
- Vai Gorilla (Go Gorilla Go) (1976) .... Ciro Musante
- House of Pleasure for Women (1976) .... Eddie Mordace
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