Ben Gazzara Overview:

Actor, Ben Gazzara, was born Biagio Anthony Gazzara on Aug 28, 1930 in New York City, NY. Gazzara died at the age of 81 on Feb 3, 2012 in New York City, NY .



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Bonus Pics: RIP

By Marisa on Feb 3, 2012 From The Timothy Carey Experience

I am riding a serious bummer over the news of the death earlier today of . A little voice had told me to post a pic from Convicts 4 this morning; so glad that I did. Here are a few more pics of Gazzara with Timothy, from that film and also The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976).? Rest wel... Read full article

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Ben Gazzara Quotes:

Grace Caldwell: All right, you win. You get your dull little story off your big manly chest, but you make it fast, huh?
Roger Bannon: Right.
Roger Bannon: From the first time I saw you -- and that was five years ago, when I worked for Lanigan and Doyle -- I haven't been able to stop looking. Not that I wanted to stop. Looking at you became one of the big pleasures of my life. Maybe the biggest. It got so I had you memorized. But I didn't realize that until I was overseas for a while. Then, all the other things began to get hazy. But I could close my eyes and see you just as clear. Not only your face -- everything. Even the way the back of your legs look when you walk away. And all that time, I've been wanting you. And I guess I'll probably go on wanting you until they shovel me into the ground. Here's your keys.

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Ben Gazzara Facts
He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Gazzara, from his second marriage to Janice Rule; his third wife, Elke Stuckmann (married since 1982); his adopted daughter, Danja Gazzara, from Elke's previous marriage; and brother, Anthony Gazzara.

He caught the acting bug when he was 11 years old and watched one of his friends act in a play at the Madison Square Boys Club.

He and his good friend John Cassavetes made 5 movies together: Husbands (1970), Capone (1975), If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969), Opening Night (1977) and The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)

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