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26-7-2022  

By Suman Suthar   

Paul Sorvino, who played gangsters and detectives in "Goodfellas" and "Law & Order," has died. 83-year-old   ...His publicist says he died of natural causes in Indiana on Monday.

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"Our hearts are devastated, there will never be another Paul Sorvino," his wife, Dee Dee Sorvino, said in a statement.Sorvino played a communist in Warren Beatty's "Reds," Henry Kissinger in Oliver Stone's "Nixon," and mob leader Eddie Valentine in "The Rocketeer"

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Despite being known for playing criminals, he loved poetry, art, and opera.Sorvino was born in Brooklyn in 1939 to a piano-teaching mother and garment manufacturing foreman father. He attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York and fell in love with theatre.

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In1964, he debuted on Broadway in "Bajour" and in "Where's Poppa?" in 1970.6-foot-4 Sorvino made an impact in whatever medium.In the 1970s, he acted with Al Pacino in "The Panic in Needle Park" and James Caan in "The Gambler," reteamed with Reiner in "Oh, God!" and was in "The Brink's Job" by William Friedkin.

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Sorvino played a love role in John G. Avildsen's "Rocky" follow-up "Slow Dancing in the Big City"In the 1990s, he played Lips in Beatty's "Dick Tracy," Paul Cicero in Scorsese's "Goodfellas" (based on Paul Vario), and 31 episodes of "Law & Order."

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"The Rocketeer," "The Firm," "Nixon" (for which he was nominated for a SAG Award), and "Romeo + Juliet" as Fulgencio Capulet followed.Beatty cast Sorvino in "Bulworth" (1998) and "Rules Don't Apply" (2016). James Gray's "The Immigrant" featured him.

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Sorvino's first marriage produced three children, including Mira. His daughter Amanda Sorvino wrote and performed in a film he directed and starred in.Mira Sorvino was among the women reportedly sexually abused and banned by Harvey Weinstein during the #MeToo reckoning "Non-walker.

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He sobbed when his daughter won the 1996 Oscar for "Mighty Aphrodite." He told the LA Times he couldn't articulate himself."I've never heard them in any language, save Italian," he remarked.

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