BY ADENIYI A.
If you’ve seen The Godfather, then you should remember the character of “Moe Greene” the Casino boss that who crossed paths with Al Pacino‘s character “Michael Corleone” in the film. Well if you do, then you know Alex Rocco.
With a career that spanned about five decades and numerous films to his credit, his unique voice earned him the tough guy role in most of the film he was cast in. Though an Italian, he was cast by legendary movie director Francis Ford Coppola to play a Jew in The Godfather, a move that would go on to seal his stardom and reputation throughout his long career.
Rocco appeared in Hollywood classics such as Magic City, St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, The Facts of Life and he also played “Itchy and Scratchy” on The Simpsons. He was well-respected and widely followed in the industry. He died on Saturday at the age of 79.
Rest in peace Rocco!