Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Pat Renella Dead at 83

Actor Pat Renella has died, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.

Renella, who starred in the 1970s TV series MANNIX, as well as gangster Johnny Ross who's killed by Steve McQueen in the 1968 crime thriller Bullitt, was 83.

The legendary character actor, who worked in Hollywood for more than five decades, died on Nov. 9 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a lengthy illness.

Renella's film resume also includes Riot on Sunset Strip (1967), Run for the Roses (1977)and Beverly Hills Brats (1989). He also played Dr. Nelson in GENERAL HOPSITAL in 1980. He was a member of SAG for more than 50 years.

Renella is survived by his sister Florence, nephew Steven and Portone.

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