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Al Martino, dead at 82
The Philadelphia Inquirer ^
| October 13, 2009
| Robert Moran
Posted on 10/13/2009 8:49:20 PM PDT by EveningStar
Al Martino, 82, the South Philadelphia bricklayer who became a chart-topping crooner and who also is remembered for appearing as Johnny Fontane in The Godfather, died today at his Delaware County home.
(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...
TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: almartino; godfather; johnnyfontane; martino; obituary; thegodfather
Possible the funniest scene in the movie.
posted on 10/13/2009 8:52:13 PM PDT
(Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
Johnny Fontane: A month ago he bought the rights to this book, a best seller. The main character is a guy just like me. I wouldn't even have to act, just be myself. Oh, Godfather, I don't know what to do, I don't know what to do... [All of a sudden, Don Corleone rises from his chair and gives Fontane a savage shake]
Don Corleone: YOU CAN ACT LIKE A MAN! [gives a quick slap to Fontane]
Don Corleone: What's the matter with you? Is this what you've become, a Hollywood finocchio who cries like a woman? "Oh, what do I do? What do I do?" What is that nonsense? Ridiculous!
posted on 10/13/2009 8:57:23 PM PDT
(When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
Loosely based on Frank Sinatra and his alleged mob ties.
posted on 10/13/2009 9:16:38 PM PDT
posted on 10/13/2009 10:09:12 PM PDT
(A closed mouth gathers no feet)
To: EveningStar; Clemenza; Clintonfatigued; Impy
posted on 10/13/2009 10:51:02 PM PDT
(~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
Damn shame. I will put on Spanish Eyes as a I remember the deceased.
RIP Johnny Fontaine.
posted on 10/14/2009 6:55:30 AM PDT
(Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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