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Al Lettieri

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Alfred Lettieri (February 24, 1928–October 18, 1975) was an American actor, known for his portrayal of Virgil Sollozzo, in The Godfather. Lettieri projected an aura of menace and ruthlessness in his film roles, which he attributed to his acquaintance with real-life gangsters, including Joey Gallo. At the age of 36, he made his screen debut in the television film The Hanged Man. Lettieri acted with some of Hollywood's biggest screen names including Steve McQueen in The Getaway, Charles Bronson in Mr. Majestyk, John Wayne in McQ and both Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in The Godfather. Lettieri died of a heart attack in 1975, at the age of 47, leaving two children. Description above from the Wikipedia article  Al Lettieri, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 24, 1928 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Gunsmoke 1955-09-10
Latest Project:
Movie La Classe américaine 1993-12-31
Known For
Poster of Mr. Majestyk
Poster of The Getaway
Poster of Perry Mason
Poster of Gunsmoke
Movie La Classe américaine Unknown Man (archive footage) (uncredited) 1993-12-31
Series Mario Puzo's The Godfather: The Complete Novel for Television Virgil "The Turk" Sollozzo 1977-11-12
Movie House of Pleasure for Women Eddie Mordace 1976-01-23
Movie Flatfoot in Hong Kong Frank Barella 1975-06-26
Movie The Hired Gun Unknown 1975-11-13
Movie McQ Manny Santiago 1974-01-04
Movie Mr. Majestyk Frank Renda 1974-07-17
Movie The Don Is Dead Vince Fargo 1973-11-14
Movie The Deadly Trackers Gutierrez, Mexican Policeman 1973-12-21
Movie The Godfather Virgil "The Turk" Sollozzo 1972-03-14
Movie Pulp Miller 1972-11-01
Movie The Getaway Rudy Butler 1972-09-20
Movie A Town Called Hell La Bomba 1971-10-27
Movie The Night of the Following Day Pilot 1969-02-19
Movie The Bobo Eugenio Gomez 1967-03-31
Movie Wild Seed Bartender 1965-01-01
Movie The Hanged Man Al 1964-11-18
Series The Gallant Men Unknown 1962-10-05
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10