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Alex Rocco
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    (February 29, 1936-July 18, 2015)
    Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Birth name was Alexander Federico Petricone, Jr.
    Portrayed Moe Greene in the film 'The Godfather' (1972) and Al Floss in the TV series 'The Famous Teddy Z' (1989-90)
    Provided the voice of 'Itchy and Scratchy' producer Roger Meyers, Jr., in The Simpsons
    Also appeared in the films 'Motorpsycho' (1965), 'The St. Valentine Day's Massacre' (1967), 'The Friends of Eddie Coyle' (1973), 'Three the Hard Way' (1974), 'The Rabbit Test' (1978), 'Herbie Goes Bananas' (1980), 'Cannonball Run II' (1984), 'The Pope Must Die!' (1991), 'Dudley Do-Right' (1999), 'The Wedding Planner' (2001) and 'The Country Bears' (2002)
    He was nicknamed 'Bobo.'
    He was a member of Boston's Winter Hill Gang.
    He was questioned as a suspect in the murder of gangster Bernie McLaughlin but never charged (1961).
    He appeared in an Audi ad where he wakes up to find part of his luxury car in his bed, a nod to a scene from 'The Godfather'... that involved a completely different actor.
    He studied acting with Leonard Nimoy.
    Those years in the Winter Hill Gang paid off with his roles as mobsters in 'The Godfather' and 'The Friends of Eddie Coyle.'
    After years as a movie heavy, he successfully switched to TV comedy, winning an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy (1990).
    Marco Rocco, his stepson/adoptive son, directed him in two films.

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