Death of Ben Gazzara

August 28, 1930 - February 3, 2012
New York, New York | Age 81

Popular character actor dies at 81
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CRISTIAN SALAZAR, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway, film and television actor Ben Gazzara has died in New York City at age 81. His powerful dramatic performances brought an intensity to a variety of roles including Brick Pollitt in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

Longtime family friend Suzanne Mados says Gazzara died Friday in Manhattan.

Gazzara was a proponent of method acting, taking on the thoughts and emotions of his characters. That helped him achieve...

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