Alex Rocco, Actor in 'The Godfather,' Dies at 79

The Emmy-winning character actor best known for playing the bespectacled Las Vegas mobster Moe Greene in "The Godfather" has died. Alex Rocco was 79. Rocco's daughter, Jennifer, announced his death Saturday. His most famous role came in 1972's "The Godfather," where he played the humbled casino owner who meets his fate on a massage table. The tough-talking, Boston-born Rocco voiced the cigar-smoking studio head of "Itchy and Scratchy" on "The Simpsons."



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