Character actor Danny Aiello dies at 86 after brief illness

His nearly 50-year stage and screen career included memorable roles in “Do the Right Thing,” “Moonstruck” and “The Godfather Part II.”
1:15 | 12/14/19

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buy U.S. Farm products. We're remembering tonight a well-known character actor, Danny Aiello. He never took an acting class. Danny Aiello began his acting career in his 30s on Broadway. Here in the play, "Knockout." He never took an acting class. And he was 40 when he landed his first movie. Then in "The godfather: Part II." Michael corleone says hello! Reporter: He would earn an Oscar nomination in spike Lee's "Do the right thing." He played Sal, a pizzeria owner in Brooklyn. Keep it. You keep it! You keep it! No, you keep it! Reporter: And there was "Moonstruck," with Cher. Loretta casterini Clark, on my knees, in front of all of these people, will you marry me? Yes, John Anthony camererari, I will marry you. I will be your wife. Reporter: Tonight, Cher tweeting, "We laughed so much making moonstruck." This evening, his wife in real life, sandy Cohen, married 64 years. The family speaking of their sadness.

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