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'Scarface' and 'Big' Actor Robert Loggia Dies at 85

'Scarface' and 'Big' Actor Robert Loggia Dies at 85
In Brian De Palma's ultra-violent "Scarface," opposite Al Pacino
[Credit: Universal]
Robert Loggia, whose lengthy career gained him acclaim as one of the most lauded character actors in Hollywood, died at home on Friday at the age of 85.

According to his widow, Audrey, she and the couple's daughter Cynthia were at Loggia's bedside when he succumbed to complications from Alzheimer's disease.

Loggia in recent years [Credit: Splash News]

Loggia, who specialized in playing tough guys and mobsters, was nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role in "Jagged Edge" (1985), but was perhaps better known for his juicy parts in "Scarface" (1983) and "Big" (1988). One of his most high-profile TV gigs came late in his career, on several episodes of HBO's "The Sopranos." Loggia also captured TV viewers' attention with a humorous spot for Minute Maid in 1998, which spoofed TV commercials featuring celebrities unrelated to the product they are being paid to endorse.

Loggia made his first film in 1956, and continued to work until the very end of his life.