Vincent Gardenia, born
Jan. 7, 1922 in Italy (died in 1992), had an illustrious
career dating back to the 1950's. His 80's movie
resume included The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (1980),
Odd Squad (1982), Death Wish II (1982), Movers and
Shakers (1985), Little Shop of Horrors (1986),
Moonstruck (1987), Cheeese (1988), and Skin Deep (1989).
Gardenia also starred in some 80's TV shows, including a
short run series called "Breaking Away," a mini-series
called "Kennedy," and several made for TV movies.
Some may remember that shortly before he died, he played
the role of Murray Melman on L.A. Law (1990).