Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Character Actor Tom Aldredge Dies at 83

Tom Aldredge, an Emmy-winning actor seen in everything from RYAN'S HOPE to THE SOPRANOS, died on Friday in Tampa, Fla. He was 83.

The cause was lymphoma, his manager, Matthew Sullivan, said.

Aldredge was nominated for five Tony Awards. He received a Drama Desk Award in 1972 for his portrayal of Ozzie, the father of a blinded Vietnam veteran in David Rabe’s dark comedy “Sticks and Bones.”

He won a Daytime Emmy in 1978 as Shakespeare in “Henry Winkler Meets William Shakespeare,” an episode of THE CBS FESTIVAL OF LIVELY ARTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.

His other television credits include recurring roles on THE SOPRANOS (as Carmela’s father), RYAN'S HOPE (as Matt Pearse) and DAMAGES (as Uncle Pete). He appeared last year in BOARDWALK EMPIRE as the father of the kingpin Nucky Thompson, played by Steve Buscemi.

Watch a clip of Aldredge from The American Astronaut below:

1 comment:

  1. Chip Mayer also from "Santa Barbara" has passed away


    my god. RIP