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Birth name Alessandro Federico Petricone, Jr.Nationality USABirth 29 february 1936
at Cambridge (USA
)Death 18 july 2015
(at 79 years)
Alessandro Federico Petricone, Jr. (February 29, 1936 – July 18, 2015), known professionally as Alex Rocco, was an American actor. Often cast as a villain, he is best known for his portrayal of Moe Greene in The Godfather. He did a significant amount of voiceover work later in his career, and was known for his gravelly voice.
After moving to Los Angeles, Rocco became a member of the Bahá'í Faith, and he appeared in a number of productions related to the religion over the years. He also thanked Bahá'u'lláh in his Emmy Award acceptance speech.
His first marriage was to Grace Petricone, and they have one daughter, Maryann. After moving to California, he married Sandra Elaine Rocco (September 1, 1942 – June 12, 2002) on March 24, 1964. He adopted her son, Marc King, who became known as Marc Rocco (June 19, 1962 – May 1, 2009), a film producer, screenwriter, and director. The couple had two children, a daughter Jennifer and a son, Lucien, and one grandson.
Sandra Rocco died of cancer, aged 59. Rocco remarried, to Shannon Wilcox on October 15, 2005.
Alex Rocco died on July 18, 2015 from cancer in Studio City, Los Angeles, at the age of 79.