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Fast Facts

  • Made his first stage appearance at the age of 17.
  • As a teenager, studied acting at the American Theatre Wing in New York City.
  • Made his Broadway debut in Marat/Sade in 1968.
  • Got his big break with a supporting role in the movie The Godfather (1972) after the age of 50.
  • Was erroneously referred to as "the late" Abe Vigoda in a 1982 People magazine article and subsequently had to deny reports of his death for many years.
  • Played Jonathan Brewster, a role originated by Boris Karloff, in the 1986 Broadway revival of Arsenic and Old Lace.
  • Appeared in a 2010 Snickers Super Bowl commercial opposite Betty White.

Awards

  • 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Sonja Gohlke — Ex-wife
  • Lena Moses Vigoda — Mother
  • Samuel Vigoda — Father
  • Beatrice Schy Vigoda — Wife (deceased)
  • Carol — Daughter
  • Bill Vigoda — Brother

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Details

  • Birth Name: Abraham Charles Vigoda
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Died: January 26, 2016
  • Profession: Actor

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