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Bruno Kirby Goes Into the Great Beyond

I always liked Bruno Kirby, for me he will always be the young Clemenza from the Godfather series.

And what can you say about that great moustache? It was trimmed to look like the ideal Italian-American paisan barbershop quartet singer, or perhaps a guy named Gino who ran the deli around the corner, or perhaps the guy in the suit on the subway who was an espresso conniseur and expert in science ( I’m thinking along the Marconi or Fermi model here ).

He never really seemed to be able to break out of the Italian-American character acter mold: for better or worse (look at his IMDB listing, not many character last names end in a consonant).

Hearing abouth the death of character actors makes me a little bit sadder than other rarified celebrities, it seems they still dream more real dreams than people who have celebrity poured upon them.

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