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Also Known As: Died: March 19, 1992
Born: March 1, 1926 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Italy Profession: actor

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Suavely handsome leading man in Italian films of the late 1940s and 50s who signed with MGM in 1956. A prolific actor who was featured in more than 350 films and TV productions, Danova appeared in supporting roles in such Hollywood productions as "Tender is the Night" (1962), "Gidget Goes to Rome" (1963) and "Viva Las Vegas" (1964). He brought a smooth sophistication to the role of Harvey Keitel's mob-connected uncle Giovanni in Martin Scorsese's "Mean Streets" (1973). A frequent TV performer, Danova starred on his own series "Garrison's Gorillas" (1967) and was a guest on "The Rifleman," "Mission: Impossible" and "Murder, She Wrote," among others.

Suavely handsome leading man in Italian films of the late 1940s and 50s who signed with MGM in 1956. A prolific actor who was featured in more than 350 films and TV productions, Danova appeared in supporting roles in such Hollywood productions as "Tender is the Night" (1962), "Gidget Goes to Rome" (1963) and "Viva Las Vegas" (1964). He brought a smooth sophistication to the role of Harvey Keitel's mob-connected uncle Giovanni in Martin Scorsese's "Mean Streets" (1973). A frequent TV performer, Danova starred on his own series "Garrison's Gorillas" (1967) and was a guest on "The Rifleman," "Mission: Impossible" and "Murder, She Wrote," among others.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) Mayor Carmine Depasto
3.
 Tentacles (1977) John Corey
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 Scorchy (1976) Philip Bianco
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 Death Cruise (1974) Captain Vettori
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 Mean Streets (1973) Giovanni
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 Che! (1969) Ramon Valdez
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 Chamber of Horrors (1966) Anthony Draco
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1947:
Film acting debut, "La Figlia del Capitano/The Captain's Daughter"
1956:
Signed with MGM in Hollywood
1992:
Suffered a heart attack during a meeting of the Foreign Film Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, March 19

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wife:
Pat Geddes Chandler Danova.

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son:
Marco Danova.
son:
Fabrizio Danova.

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