The gritty gangster (Feetch La Manna on the “Sopranos”) and detective (“Jagged Edge”) actor Robert Loggia has passed on at home at age 85.
He had fought Alzheimer’s Disease for five years, his wife stated. He didn’t only play the gangster/detective role, though. He played the company boss in “Big”. His career took off in 1966 with the lead in “T.H.E. Cat”.
His last role was the JCS General in “Independence Day”, I believe.
He was born on Staten Island and grew up in Mahattan’s…”Little Italy” (right next to Chinatown).