Charles Scorsese

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Charles Scorsese
Born Luciano Charles Scorsese
(1913-05-08)May 8, 1913
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died August 23, 1993(1993-08-23) (aged 80)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Children 2, 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]



  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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