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Alfred Benito "Al" Mancini (November 13, 1932 – November 12, 2007) was an American stage, television and film actor, born in Steubenville, Ohio.

Al Mancini
Born
Alfred Benito Mancini

(1932-11-13)November 13, 1932
DiedNovember 12, 2007(2007-11-12) (aged 74)
OccupationAmerican film/stage/television actor, writer
Years active1959–2005
Spouse(s)Carlyn Clayton (1973-19??; divorced)
Denny Dayviss (1965-19??; divorced)

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Acting careerEdit

He was a 1950 graduate of London High School in London, Ohio.

In 1960, he appeared in Ted Flicker's improvisational group The Premise Off-Broadway, and transferred with the show to the Comedy Theatre in London's West End. From there, he graduated to writing and performing for the British satire show That Was the Week That Was (popularly known as TW3) on BBC television, for producer Ned Sherrin and David Frost. Staying in London for several years, his foremost film role was as Tassos Bravos in Robert Aldrich's The Dirty Dozen (1967), and he later reunited with one of his co-stars Ben Carruthers in the 1968 film To Grab the Ring. Also in 1967 he appeared as the Announcer in The Prisoner episode 'The General'. In 1970, he appeared as Lieutenant Andy Conroy in the UFO episodes "The Cat with Ten Lives" and "Mindbender". In 1974, on British television, he played Captain Harry Nugent in the second series of BBC's Colditz.[citation needed]

He returned to the United States in the mid-1970s, appearing in several films including Miller's Crossing (1990), Loose Cannons (1990), The Public Eye (1992) and Falling Down (1993). His last role, in 2005, was on an episode of Joan of Arcadia. He taught acting for over 30 years at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, and wrote for television.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Mancini was married and divorced twice, and he died of Alzheimer's disease on the day before his 75th birthday in London, Ohio.[1]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1965 The Secret Agents
1967 The Dirty Dozen Tassos Bravos
1968 To Grab the Ring David Knight
1968 Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River Portuguese Chauffeur
1971 Welcome to the Club Pvt. Marcantonio
1972 Madame Sin Fisherman
1972 Go for a Take 'South American' Director
1975 De dwaze Lotgevallen van Sherlock Jones Don Rattazzi
1985 Turk 182 Irate Man on TV
1986 Agent on Ice Uncle Tony
1987 The Delos Adventure Koutsavaki
1988 Big Business Waiter
1990 Loose Cannons Man Tenant
1990 Mission Manila Costelo
1990 Far Out Man Fresno Detective
1990 Miller's Crossing Tic-Tac
1992 The Public Eye Camera Shop Clerk
1993 Falling Down Jim (Golfer)
1994 My Summer Story Zudoc, The Old Man's fishing buddy
1998 Babe: Pig in the City Fish Voice
1999 The Joyriders Older Man at Movie
2002 Mid-Century Dr. Werner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hayward, Anthony (December 22, 2007). "Al Mancini: Actor in 'The Dirty Dozen'". The Independent. Retrieved March 25, 2008.

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