Robert Loggia, actor, Died at 85


Salvatore Loggia was born on January 3, 1930, and died on December 4, 2015.

Known as Robert Loggia, was an American actor and director.

Robert was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Jagged Edge.

Robert, an Italian American, was born on Staten Island on January 3, 1930, the son of Beniamino Loggia, a shoemaker born in Palma di Montechiaro, Agrigento, Sicily, and Elena Blandino, a homemaker born in Vittoria, Ragusa, Sicily.

He graduated from New Dorp High School.

After studying at Wagner College and journalism at the University of Missouri (class of 1951) and serving in the U.S. Army, Robert began a long career as a supporting player.

Robert was married to Marjorie Sloan from 1954 to 1981, with whom he had three children: Tracey (an actress), John (a production designer), and Kristina (an actress).

They were divorced in 1981.

In 1982, Robert Loggia married Audrey O’Brien, a business executive and the mother of his stepdaughter Cynthia Marlette.

They remained married until his death in 2015.

In 2010, Robert was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and passed away on December 4, 2015, of complications from the disease at his home in the Brentwood neighbourhood of Los Angeles at the age of 85.