Tony Musante

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Tony Musante
Tony Musante 1973.JPG
Tony Musante in 1973.
Born Anthony Peter Musante, Jr.
(1936-06-30)June 30, 1936
Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
Died November 26, 2013(2013-11-26) (aged 77)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1956–2013
Spouse(s) Jane Sparkes (1962-2013) (his death)

Anthony Peter "Tony" Musante, Jr. (June 30, 1936 – November 26, 2013) was an American actor, probably best known for the TV series Toma.

Life and career[edit]

Musante was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut into an Italian-American family, the son of Natalie Anne (née Salerno), a school teacher, and Anthony Peter Musante, an accountant.[1] He attended Oberlin College and Northwestern University.

Musante acted in numerous feature films, in the United States and elsewhere, including Italy. Among his body of work are the television series Toma (predecessor to Baretta) and the soap opera As the World Turns, and the 1975 Broadway play, P. S. Your Cat Is Dead!, for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work in a 1975 episode of Medical Center, A Quality of Mercy. Musante also played Nino Schibetta, a feared Mafia boss and the Italian gang leader inside of Emerald City during the first season of the HBO critically acclaimed television series Oz.

He died of complications following surgery on November 26, 2013, aged 77, in Manhattan, New York.[2]



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