Frank Albanese, Boxer and Actor, Died at 84

  Actor, Sports

Frank Albanese, birth name Frank John Albanese was born on May 16, 1931, in West Brighton, Long Island, New York, USA and died October 5, 2015, in Staten Island, New York, USA.

He was a boxer who turns actor.

Frank preforms in the film who played Tony Soprano’s farm-owning “Uncle Pat” on The Sopranos and appeared in Goodfellas.

He first appeared on HBO’s The Sopranos as retired gangster Patrizio “Uncle Pat” Blundetto, in a pair of 2004 episodes.

Frank also appeared in Neil Simon’s 1971 comedy Plaza Suite and as Gambino crime boss Paul Castellano in a re-enactment for a 1989 episode of America’s Most Wanted.

He also had a role in the 1995 crime thriller Dead Presidents.

Frank was said to be a protege of former middleweight champ Rocky Graziano, frank won more than a dozen fights before his career was cut short by a brain injury.

His friend, Graziano gave him a big role in the 1968 film, Kirk Douglas mafia pic The Brotherhood.

In the early 70’s that opened the door to other roles in film, TV and theater, including a mob attorney Martin Scorsese’s 1990 crime classic Goodfellas and Dead Presidents in 1995.

Frank Albanese passed away at 84 years old on October 5, 2015.