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Louis Guss (January 4, 1918 – September 29, 2008) was an American character actor with a long line of screen credits, having appeared in hundreds of TV series, feature films and stage productions, specializing in blue-collar ethnic roles, over a five decade career. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Don Zaluchi in The Godfather (1972), Joseph Magliocco in Crazy Joe (1974), Raymond Capomaggi in Moonstruck (1987), Nathan Grodner in The Yards (2000), and Jerry "the Hammer" Fungo in The Crew (2000).

Louis Guss
Born(1918-01-04)January 4, 1918
New York City, New York, United States
DiedSeptember 29, 2008(2008-09-29) (aged 90)
New York City, New York, USA
OccupationAmerican actor
Years active1954-2006

His last role was in Sidney Lumet's Find Me Guilty in 2006.


Guss died at the age of 90 in 2008 from natural causes. He is survived by his wife and son.[1]

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  1. ^ "Louis Guss". Daily Variety. 12 November 2008. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015 – via HighBeam Research. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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