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Robert Loggia (Salvatore Loggia;[1] January 3, 1930 – December 4, 2015) was an American actor and director.

Robert Loggia
Robert Loggia.jpg
Loggia in January 1995
Born
Salvatore Loggia

(1930-01-03)January 3, 1930
DiedDecember 4, 2015(2015-12-04) (aged 85)
EducationWagner College
Alma materUniversity of Missouri
OccupationActor, director
Years active1953–2015
Spouse(s)Marjorie Sloan
(1954-1981)
Audrey O'Brien
(1982–2015)
Children3 children (1 step daughter)
AwardsSaturn Award (1988)

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Early lifeEdit

Loggia was born on January 3, 1930 in Staten Island, New York City to Benjamin Loggia and to Elena Blandino[2] both of whom were born in Sicily, Italy.[3][4] Loggia was educated at Wagner College and journalism at the University of Missouri. After his service in the US Army, Loggia began a his career in stage, movie, and television.

CareerEdit

Loggia had a career span of 60 years since 1953, since then he appeared in many movies, including: An Officer and a Gentleman, Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771, based on the Air New Zealand Flight 103 incident, Scarface, Prizzi's Honor, Over the Top, Independence Day, Necessary Roughness, Return to Me, Armed and Dangerous, and Big (for which he won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor).

Personal lifeEdit

Loggia was married to Marjorie Sloan from 1954 until they divorced in 1981. He was married to Audrey O'Brien from 1982 until his death in 2015. Loggia has two children of his own and a stepchild. Loggia died at his home in Los Angeles, California from Alzheimer's disease, aged 85.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Biography for Robert Loggia on IMDb
  2. "Robert Loggia Biography (1930-)". www.filmreference.com.
  3. http://columbiatribune.com/2006/oct/20061024news011.asp Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune.
  4. https://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800022333/bio Biography at Yahoo! Movies.
  5. McNary, Dave; McNary, Dave (4 December 2015). "Oscar-Nominated Actor Robert Loggia Dies at 85".

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