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Charles Scorsese

Charles Scorsese

Biography

Luciano Charles Scorsese (May 5, 1913–August 23, 1993) was an American actor and father of filmmaker Martin Scorsese. Scorsese was born in New York City, the son of Teresa and Francesco Scorsese, Sicilian immigrants from Polizzi Generosa, a small town near Palermo. He married Catherine Cappa in 1933. He was the father of Academy Award-winning film director Martin Scorsese. In 1976 he made his first film appearance in Taxi Driver, albeit in a still newspaper photograph with his wife, as Iris’ father. He later appeared in his son’s 1980 film, Raging Bull, where he played "Charlie.” He featured in the gangster film Goodfellas in 1990, portraying "Vinnie" who was based on the real-life gangster Thomas Agro. Description above from the Wikipedia article Charles Scorsese, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 1913-05-08
  • Place of Birth: New York, New York City, USA
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