The Godfather actor ‘Alex Rocco’ passed away
Alex Rocco, the gravelly-voiced actor whose gallery of memorable characters included like ‘Moe Greene’, ‘the cocky’, ‘bespectacled Las Vegas casino’ owner in ‘The Godfather’, has died. He was 79 yrs old.
Rocco died on Saturday i.e., 16 july 2015 at his home in Studio City neighbourhood of Los Angeles. The cause of death was cancer, his manager, Susan Zachary.
Rocco had fairly limited screen time in ‘The Godfather’ (1972), but he emerged from that movie with a gathering of signature lines, including “You don’t buy me out. I buy you out” and “Do you know who I am?” both spoken to the Godfather-in-waiting, played by Al Pacino, & a Hollywood standing for stealing scenes with little more than the Boston attitude & his eyebrows.