“Forgotten Hollywood”- Tough Guy in Cinema Has Died…

Posted on December 5, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

800px-Robert_Loggia   Robert Loggia was an actor and director. He was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his performance in Jagged Edge. After studying journalism at the University of Missouri and serving in the Army, he began a long career as a character actor. His persona on screen personified a crusty no-nonsense image.

    His first role was a small part in Somebody Up There Likes Me. Other films Loggia appeared in include The Greatest Story Ever Told, Raid on Entebbe, Psycho IIAn Officer and a Gentleman, Big, Scarface, Necessary Roughness, Independence Day, Gladiator, Prizzi’s Honor, and several of the Pink Panther series of movies.          ROBERT LOGGIA

   His many television credits included appearances on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Rawhide, The Untouchables, Ellery Queen, High Chaparral, Gunsmoke, Columbo, Combat, The Big Valley, The Rockford Files, Starsky and Hutch, Magnum P.I., Kojak, Charlie’s Angels, The Bionic Woman, Little House on the Prairie, Quincy, M.E., Monk, Hawaii Five-0, Falcon Crest, Frasierand memorably on The Sopranos. He also joined the cast of Men of a Certain Age. Loggia received two Emmy nods for his performances in Mancuso F.B.I., and most recently, in Malcolm in The Middle. He even showed up in a few commercials and a daytime soap (The Secret Storm), offering his usual support.

   In 2010, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in recognition of his humanitarian efforts. The next year, the actor was honored by his alma mater with an honorary degree for his career.

   The venerable Robert Loggia was 85.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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