Birthday: 04-09-1933
Date of death: 10-12-1988
Star sign: Libra

Richard S. Castellano, full name, Richard Salvatore Castellano was born on September 4, 1933. He was an Italian-American Actor. He is well known for his Oscar-nominated role in Lovers and Other Strangers and subsequently as Peter Clemenza in the Godfather. He was previously a construction company manager then he got into the New Yiddish Theatre. He did not stop there and broke into movies. He made an impactful gangster performance and acted as typecast on screen. Richard was born to an Italian Catholic Family in Bronx, New York. As told by Richard’s widow, he was the nephew of Gambino Crime Family boss Paul Castellano. Richard acquired worldwide fame for the character he played in “Lover and other Strangers” in the year 1970. He was nominated for the Oscars for his performance.

He acclaimed further stardom for portraying Peter Clemenza for The Godfather in the year 1972. The godfather collected the highest grossing film up to that time. Castellano along with several other cast members became popular throughout the world. He ad-libbed movie’s most famous lies, “Leave the gun, take the cannoli”. Castellano worked in television situation comedy called, “ The Super”. He played the protagonist role of Joe Girelli. The series was 10 episodes long and appeared in the year 1972. His real-life daughter played his character’s daughter. His daughter’s name is Margaret and the character she played was called Joanne. Richard also played the lead role of Joe Vitale in the show “Joe and Sons” in 1975 and 1976. Richard did not reiterate his role in The Godfather part II as Clemenza in the year 1974.

He was eliminated reportedly because Castellano and his agent were emphatic on having control over the dialogues of the character. Director of the movie, Francis Ford Coppola, cast Castellano out of the film. Richard’s widow debated about this account in 1991 letter to People Magazine. She also wrote a book in 2002 describing his contribution to the film and his life experiences and upbringing in a remote family. Richard clarified that he did not get the part since he did not accept that the character like Clemenza would come out to be a traitor. He also had several disagreements with Coppola as to how much weight he was supposed to lose for the role. Later, Bruno Kirby played Clemenza as a young man in The Godfather Part II. Earlier, he had portrayed the son of Richard’s character in the Super. Richard S. Castellano died of Heart Attack at the age of 55 in 1988.

Marlon Brando English Actor

Marlon Brando

Born on April 3, 1924, in Nebraska, U. S, Marlon Brando Jr. was an American film director, actor, and activist.He is the son of Dodie Brando, an actress, and Marlon Brando. Sr., who was a chemical and pesticide feed producer. He had two elder sisters.He had a despondent youth as the both his mother and father were heavy drinkers who never thought about their children. His dad was exceptionally injurious and had the propensity for telling the young man that he could never add up to anything. His folks, in the long run, broke-up and he went to live with his mom in California. Later, he shifted to Chicago after his parents were back together. His sister Jocelyn Brando went to learn in New York City at the AADA. She perceived Marlon's potential as a future performing artist and urged him to seek acting as his vocation. On his sister's recommendation, he shifted to New York to train with the acclaimed acting mentors Stella Adler at Lee Strasberg's Actors' Studio. Adler was his guide. He frequently credited her for the real part she played in his turning into an impactful on-screen character. Marlon began as a stage performer and got much appreciation for his depiction of Stanley Kowalski, the pompous and coldblooded in the 'A Streetcar Named Desire' play in 1947. After tasting accomplishment on the stage, he soon moved to movies. Brando debuted on silver screen in 1950 by showing up in the motion picture 'The Men' by Fred Zinnemann, in which he played an intense paraplegic veteran. The following year, he repeated the part of Stanley Kowalski in the movie adaptation of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' by Elia Kazanand abundantly acknowledged for this execution.Throughout the following couple of years, he showed up in numerous successful motion pictures including 'The Young Lions' by Edward Dmytryk, 'Viva Zapata! ' by Elia Kazan, 'Guys and Dolls' by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and 'On the Waterfront' by Elia Kazan. During the mid-50's, Marlon was one of the greatest stars in Hollywood. Notwithstanding being a noteworthy star in the 50s, his popularity started to decrease in the 60s. At this point, he was plainly famous for his constant womanizing, excessive indulgence in food and on-set tantrums. His eagerly awaited motion picture, 'Mutiny on the Bounty' by Lewis Milestone ended up being a film industry slump, and he neglected to give even one hit in the decade. His declining profession saw a restoration in the 70s. He did the part of Don Vito Corleone in the crime movie 'The Godfather' by Francis Ford Coppolain 1972. His splendid execution in the film restored his coming up the short profession and re-setup him as one of the biggest actors in Hollywood. He won numerous honours and selections for the motion picture. Marlon appeared in 'The Formula' by John G. Avildsen as oil magnate Adam Steiffel in 1980. Following this, he declared his retirement from acting. Brando came back to the silver screen in 'A Dry White Season' by Euzhan Palcy in 1989. He co-featured with Susan Sarandon, Donald Sutherland, Zakes Mokae and Janet Suzman in the film which managed politically-sanctioned racial segregation in South Africa. He assumed the part of a human rights lawyer. Marlon received the Academy Award as the Best Actor for his part in 'On the Waterfront' in 1954. He also earned a Golden Globe honour for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama for a similar part. Brando won the Academy grant as the Best Actor for 'The Godfather' in 1972. In any case, he declined to acknowledge the honour referring to that he protested the way in which American Indians delineated by TV and Hollywood. His life was profoundly controversial. Marlon was known for being a womanizer and had affairs with various ladies and fathered several youngsters. He additionally married many times. He wedded Anna Kashfi, an on-screen character in 1957 with whom he had a child. Later, they divorced. In 1960, he wedded Movita Castaneda, a Mexican-American performing artist. They had two youngsters, and this marriage too didn't keep going long. His third spouse was Tarita Teriipaia whom he wedded in 1962. They had two children, and he also adopted the niece and daughter of his wife. The couple also separated. Notwithstanding his spouses, he had many more affairs. His relationship with his housemaid Maria Christina Ruiz brought about three more youngsters. He also had kids from his other relationships. In his last years, Marlon had a few well-being concerns. He experienced liver disease and diabetes. Because of diabetes, his visual perception was affected. He passed away due to respiratory failure with a congestive heart attack on 1 July of 2004.

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Peter Sellers

Born on September 8, 1925, in Hampshire, England, Richard Henry Sellers was an English comedian, singer, and actor. He was a CBE of the British Empire. Peter was the son of Agnes Doreen and William Sellers, who worked as theatrical show performers in Southsea, England. He debuted on the stage when he was two weeks old at the Kings Theater at Southsea. He started going with his parents in various plays that visited the provincial theatres. As a tyke, he trained in dancing and went to the St. Aloysius' Boarding and Day School for Boys. He also learned to play drums and was a member of some jazz groups as a youngster.He enrolled in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War when he was 18 years old. In the air force, he made a small team, who would entertain fighters. Seller built up a passion at the very early age for comedy. In 1948, he tried out for the British Broadcasting Corporation. He debuted with the show 'New To You' on BBC on March 18. He worked alongside entertainers Michael Bentinefor, Spike Mulligan and Harry Secombe for 'The Goon Show' in 1951. The audience loved the show and Seller got famous for it. A successful program on the radio helped him dispatch his vocation on the silver screen. In 1952, he showed up in movie 'Down Among the Z Men' by Maclean Rogers and landed himself a small part in the motion picture 'The Ladykillers' by Alexander Mackendrick in 1955.He got an opportunity to show his actual potential with the films like 'The Mouse That Roared' by Jack Arnold and 'I'm All Right, Jack' by John Boulting in 1959, both got appreciation from the audience. In 1963, he did the part of a police inspector in the blockbuster film 'The Pink Panther' by Blake Edwards. He depicted different characters in 'Dr. Strangelove’ movie by Stanley Kubrick in 1964. After a failure in the late sixties, he found success with the film 'The Return of the Pink Panther' by Blake Edwards in 1974. After that, he gave one his most critical performance with the movie 'Being There,' a dark comedy by Hal Ashby in 1979. The motion picture 'The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu' was his last film, in which he played various characters for one final time, discharged in 1980.This movie got Seller statures of grandness.For assuming the parts of Dr. Strangelove, Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, and President Merkin Muffley, Seller got a nomination for the Academy Award as the Best Actor. 'Being There' film won him the Best Actor for the British Academy Film award and Academy grant. He received various honors which incorporates the National Board of Review grant and the Golden Globe Award as the Best Actor in Comedy or Musical. Seller wedded four times, and his first spouse was Anne Howe. He married her on 15 September of 1951 with whom he had two kids, Sarah and Michael. They broke-up in 1962. Then, he married Britt Ekland, a Swedish performer on 19 February of 1964. The couple had a little girl in 1965 preceding their separation in 1968.On 24 August of 1970, he wedded for the third time to a twenty-three-year-old Miranda Quarry, a model. But, similar to his past two relational unions, this marriage also didn't go for long, and the couple divorced in 1974. Later, he married Lynne Frederick on 18 February of 1977. He deceased in Middlesex Hospital in London due to a heart attack. People considered him among one of the best comics and he has chosen the '41st Greatest Movie Star' by 'Premiere Magazine'. Peter was the first male to show up on the cover page of ‘Playboy Magazine,’ in April of 1964. He also appeared in "Barclays Bank" advertisement some days before he died. The commercial never broadcasted.

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