Biography

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Alfred Lettieri (February 24, 1928–October 18, 1975) was an American actor, known for his portrayal of Virgil Sollozzo, in The Godfather.

Lettieri projected an aura of menace and ruthlessness in his film roles, which he attributed to his acquaintance with real-life gangsters, including Joey Gallo. At the age of 36, he made his screen debut in the television film The Hanged Man. Lettieri acted with some of Hollywood's biggest screen names including Steve McQueen in The Getaway, Charles Bronson in Mr. Majestyk, John Wayne in McQ and both Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in The Godfather.

Lettieri died of a heart attack in 1975, at the age of 47, leaving two children.

Description above from the Wikipedia article  Al Lettieri, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Alfred Lettieri (February 24, 1928–October 18, 1975) was an American actor, known for his portrayal of Virgil Sollozzo, in The Godfather.

Lettieri projected an aura of menace and ruthlessness in his film roles, which he attributed to his acquaintance with real-life gangsters, including Joey Gallo. At the age of 36, he made his screen debut in the television film The Hanged Man. Lettieri acted with some of Hollywood's biggest screen names including Steve McQueen in The Getaway, Charles Bronson in Mr. Majestyk, John Wayne in McQ and both Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in The Godfather.

Lettieri died of a heart attack in 1975, at the age of 47, leaving two children.

Description above from the Wikipedia article  Al Lettieri, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 19

Birthday 1928-02-24

Day of Death 1975-10-18

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Alfredo Lettieri
  • Anthony Lettieri

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1976 Bordella as Eddie Mordace
1975 The Hired Gun
1975 Flatfoot in Hong Kong as Frank Barella
1974 Mr. Majestyk as Frank Renda
1974 McQ as Manny Santiago
1973 The Deadly Trackers as Gutierrez, Mexican Policeman
1973 The Don Is Dead as Vince Fargo
1972 The Getaway as Rudy Butler
1972 Pulp as Miller
1972 The Godfather as Virgil 'Der Türke' Sollozzo
1971 A Town Called Bastard as La Bomba
1967 The Bobo as Eugenio Gomez
1965 Wild Seed as Bartender
1964 The Hanged Man as Al
1962 The Gallant Men (1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode)

Writing

1971 Villain Adaptation

Crew

1968 Duffy Dialogue Coach

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