Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Abe Vigoda dies; honest

Abe Vigoda is dead. It’s not a hoax this time.

Previous reports of his demise were, in Mark Twain’s words, “greatly exaggerated.”

Abe Vigoda dead this time
But the Fish of “Barney Miller” died Tuesday in real life. In Woodland Park, New Jersey.
With Fish, it was hard to tell if he was alive or dead.

He was 94.

He also died in “The Godfather” as Mafia soldier Sal Tessio (“It was only business.”)

"Barney Miller," set in a New York police station, starred Hal Linden and ran from 1975 to 1982.

Vigoda was a former straight man for comedian Jimmy Durante (“a dinka dinko do” schnozz guy).

His wives are dead, too. Both of them: Beatrice Schy and Sonja Gohlke.

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