The actor Danny Aiello, owner of the pizzeria at the movie 'Do the Right Thing' died at 86

Danny Aiello in the Spike Lee movie 'Do the Right Thing'

Danny Aiello in the Spike Lee movie 'Do the Right Thing'

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The American actor also participated in films such as 'The Godfather 2', 'Once Upon a Time in America' and 'The Purple Rose of Cairo'.

Oscar nominee for best supporting actor for "Do the Right Thing" by Spike Lee, the American actor Danny Aiello died on Thursday (12) at the age of 86 in a hospital in New Jersey. The information was revealed through the TMZ portal, and confirmed by Aiello's literary agent, Jennifer De Chiara, to The New York Times and Fox News.

Aiello started late in the movies. He was 40 years old when he participated in his first film, the sports drama "Bang the Drum Slowly" (1973), starring Robert de Niro before he participated on "Taxi Driver". By his mid-thirties, he had worked in an airplane engine factory and a bus company, and had held important positions in a union. His foray into the arts came when he got a job as a nightclub security guard in New York.

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