Vincent Gardenia is a Actor American born on 7 january 1920 at Ercolano (Italie)
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Birth name Vincenzo ScognamiglioNationality USABirth 7 january 1920
at Ercolano (Italie
)Death 9 december 1992
(at 72 years) at Philadelphia (USA
Vincent Gardenia (born Vincenzo Scognamiglio; January 7, 1920 – December 9, 1992) was an Italian-American stage, film, and television actor. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor two times for Bang the Drum Slowly (1973) and Moonstruck (1987). He also portrayed Det. Frank Ochoa in Death Wish (1974) and its 1982 sequel and Mr. Mushnik in the 1986 musical film version of Little Shop of Horrors.
Other films Gardenia appeared in include Murder Inc. (1960), The Hustler (1961), The Front Page (1974), Greased Lightning (1977) and Heaven Can Wait (1978).