It began as the GODFATHER OF MATH, evolved into the GOODFATHER OF MATH. Now this. Go figure...


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The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = G. CARLIN...Stain glass, engraved glass, frosted glass
–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS... Nothing is more fluid than language = R. L. SWIHART
I cannot live without the oxygen of laughter = DAWN POWELL + + + But please be sure to season that with the hydrogen of gravitas = PAUL OLIVERIO
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Barney Miller's Fish And Michael Corleone's Rat... R.I.P.

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ABE VIGODA
died yesterday, one month shy 
of his ninety-fifth birthday.

In  THE GODFATHER,
Abe portrayed  Tessio,
a trusted compatriot
of Don Corleone
who ultimately
conspires to kill 
the Don's heir: 
Michael Corleone.

In the TV sitcom,  Barney Miller,  he was Fish.


Abe Vigoda's acting career  spanned eight decades.
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2 comments:

  1. Barney Miller was comfort food and he was the tuna salad sandwich, with lotsa mayo.

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    1. I fully agree and the tuna salad sandwich
      was very appropriate for a sitcom
      with a detective
      named FISH.

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