Charles Scorsese

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Charles Scorsese
Luciano Charles Scorsese

(1913-05-08)May 8, 1913
DiedAugust 23, 1993(1993-08-23) (aged 80)
New York City, U.S.
Catherine Cappa (m. 1933)
Children2, including Martin Scorsese

Luciano Charles "Charlie" Scorsese (May 8, 1913 – August 23, 1993) was an American film actor, and the father of director Martin Scorsese.[1][2]


Scorsese was born in New York City, the son of Teresa and Francesco Scorsese, Sicilian immigrants from Polizzi Generosa, a small town near Palermo.[3][4] He married film actress Catherine Scorsese in 1933. He was the father of Academy Award-winning film director Martin Scorsese. In 1980 he made his first film appearance in Raging Bull, playing "Charlie". He featured in the gangster film Goodfellas in 1990, portraying "Vinnie" who was based on the real-life gangster Thomas Agro.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
1976 Taxi Driver Iris' father Uncredited, (newspaper article)
1974 Italianamerican Himself Documentary
1980 Raging Bull Charlie
1983 The King of Comedy First Man at Bar
1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan Extra Uncredited
1985 After Hours Club Berlin Patron Uncredited
1986 Wise Guys Birthday Guest #11
1986 The Color of Money High Roller #1
1986 Moonstruck Customer in Bakery Uncredited
1990 Goodfellas Vinnie
1991 The Hard Way Senior Citizen Uncredited
1991 Cape Fear Fruitstand Customer
1993 The Age of Innocence Elderly Man at Jersey City Station Uncredited, (final film role)


  1. ^ "Luciano Charles Scorsese; Father of Director Martin Scorsese". Los Angeles Times. 1993-08-26. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  2. ^ Maria T. Miliora (3 March 2004). The Scorsese Psyche on Screen: Roots of Themes and Characters in the Films. McFarland. pp. 11–. ISBN 978-0-7864-8393-8.
  3. ^ Gangster priest: the Italian ... - Robert Casillo - Google Boeken. Retrieved 2011-12-08.
  4. ^ "Charles Scorsese, 80; Presser Turned Actor –". New York Times. 1993-08-24. Retrieved 2011-12-08.

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