Robert Loggia

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Robert Loggia

Loggia in January 1995
Born Salvatore Loggia
January 3, 1930(1930-01-03)
Staten Island, New York City, U.S.
Died December 4, 2015(2015-12-04) (aged 85)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Education Wagner College
Alma mater University of Missouri
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1953–2015
Spouse Marjorie Sloan
(1954-1981)
Audrey O'Brien
(1982–2015)
Children 3 children (1 step daughter)
Awards Saturn Award (1988)

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

Early life[change | change source]

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.

Career[change | change source]

Loggia has a career span of 60 years since 1953, since then he has 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 life[change | change source]

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]

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