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Family, friends gather to celebrate Paul Sorvino

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The family, friends and Hollywood colleagues of ‘Goodfellas’ star Paul Sorvino gathered at the Hollywood Museum Wednesday night to share the life of the late character actor, who passed away on July 25 at the age of 83. Hold a studded celebration.

Sorvino’s widow, actor and producer Dee Dee Sorvino said, “This is a very special celebration of life for my husband Paul. Family, friends and many in the entertainment industry are celebrating a life to the fullest.” I will come for you,” he said. Her husband’s publicist.


What you need to know

  • Paul Sorvino died of natural causes in Jacksonville, Fla. “I’ve been dealing with health issues for the last few years,” spokesman Roger Neal said at the time of Sorvino’s death.
  • Wednesday’s memorial service is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m., and Scorsese will be among the celebrities in attendance via video.
  • In-person attendees included actors Joe Mantegna, Nick Vallelonga, Sophia Milos, Kira Reid Roche, David AR White, Rainey Kazan, Jeff Garlin, Erin Murphy, Leslie Zemeckis, Luta – Expected to include Lee, Kate Linder, and Rex Smith.
  • Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Sorvino made her film debut in Carl Reiner’s Where’s Poppa? 1970

“The Hollywood Museum was a happy place for Paul. I couldn’t have picked a better location for this.”

Sorvino died of natural causes in Jacksonville, Fla. “Over the past few years, I have been dealing with health issues,” spokesman Roger Neal said at the time of Sorvino’s death.

Dee Dee Sorvino announced his passing on Facebook, writing, “I am completely devastated. I have lost the love of my life and the most wonderful person who ever lived. I am heartbroken. .

During his long career, Sorvino was best known for playing Mafia boss Paul Cicero in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 film Goodfellas.

Wednesday’s memorial service is set to begin at 5:30 p.m., and Neil said Scorsese will be among the celebrities in the video.

Actors Chazz Palminteri, Steve Siripa, Jon Voight, Chris Noth, Chris Tucker and Lenny Taylor will also participate. TV personalities Ben Mankiewicz and Piers Morgan. Model Carol Alt.

According to Neil, in-person attendees included actors Joe Mantegna, Nick Vallelonga, Sophia Milos, Kira Reid Roche, David A.R. White, Rainie Kazan, Jeff Garlin, Erin Murphy and Leslie. – Expected to include Zemeckis, Luta Lee, Kate Linder, and Rex Smith. .

Neil told the City News Service that Sorvino’s cremated remains are in a museum before being buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Sorvino made her film debut in Carl Reiner’s Where’s Poppa? In 1970 he starred in dozens of films including ‘A Touch of Class’, ‘Oh God!’, ‘The Brink’s Job’, ‘Reds’, ‘That Championship Season’ and ‘Dick Tracy’. did. And he is “Nixon”.

He is also well known to TV fans for his work as Sgt. “Law and Order” by Phil Selleta.

Moviegoers will also remember one of Sorvino’s most moving moments. He sat in the audience at his 1996 Academy Awards ceremony and cried as he watched his daughter Mila Sorvino win Best Supporting Actress for “Mighty Aphrodite.”

His daughter praised him on stage that night, saying, “You taught me everything I know about acting.”

“My father the great Paul Sorvino has passed away,” Mira Sorvino wrote on Twitter last month. “My heart is torn to pieces. A life of love and joy and wisdom with him is over. He was the most wonderful father. I love him so much. As you rise, I sends you love to star dad.

Paul Sorvino has been married three times and has three adult children, Mila, Amanda and Michael, and five grandchildren.

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