Frank Pellegrino (actor)

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Frank Joseph Pellegrino (May 19, 1944 – January 31, 2017) was an American actor, restaurateur and writer. He was best known for his roles in Goodfellas, Law & Order and The Sopranos. He was the co-owner of the restaurant Rao's in New York City. He also wrote cookbooks.[1]

Pellegrino was born in the East Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York. His son, Frank "Frankie" Pellegrino Jr., was also a restaurateur.

Pellegrino died from lung cancer on January 31, 2017 in Manhattan. He was 72.[2][3]

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  1. Roberts, Sam (February 1, 2017). "Frank Pellegrino Sr., 72, Is Dead; Proudly Rebuffed Would-Be Diners at Rao's". The New York Times. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  2. "Rao's owner Frank Pellegrino dead at 72". New York Daily News. January 31, 2017. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  3. "Sopranos and Goodfellas star Frank Pellegrino dies at 72 after a battle with lung cancer". Daily Mail. February 1, 2017. Retrieved February 1, 2017.

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