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Felice Orlandi (18 September 1925 – 21 May 2003)[1] was an Italian-born American actor, known for roles in films such as The Pusher (1960), Bullitt (1968), Catch-22 (1970) and The Driver (1978). He also appeared in numerous TV series during the 1960s-1980s, including Gunsmoke, Mannix, Hogan's Heroes, Hawaii Five-O and Hill Street Blues.

Felice Orlandi
Born(1925-09-18)18 September 1925
Died21 May 2003(2003-05-21) (aged 77)
Spouse(s)Alice Ghostley (1953–2003; his death)

A native of Avezzano in Italy, he was raised in Cleveland, and earned a theater arts degree at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon). He made his Broadway debut in 1954 in The Girl on the Via Flaminia. He was married to actress Alice Ghostley. He died of lung cancer in Burbank, California, at age 77.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1955 Killer's Kiss Gangster
1956 The Harder They Fall Vince Fawcett
1958 Never Love a Stranger Bert
1960 The Pusher The Pusher
1968 Bullitt Albert Renick
1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Mario
1970 Catch-22 Man in Black
1972 The Outside Man Anderson
1973 The Outfit Frank Orlandi
1975 Hard Times Le Beau
1978 The Driver Gold Plainclothesman
1980 The Long Riders Mr. Reddick
1989 Hit List Joey DeSalvo
1990 Another 48 Hrs. Warden


  1. ^ "Felice Orlandi (1925-2003)".
  2. ^ "Felice Orlandi, 78; Versatile Actor in Film, Plays and TV". Los Angeles Times. May 24, 2003. Retrieved 2 December 2014.

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