John Cazale

John Cazale
1935 - 1978

John Cazale  American Actor


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John Cazale passed away on 12th Mar 1978 aged 42.


John Cazale was in a relationship with Meryl Streep (1976 - 1978).


American Actor John Cazale was born John Holland Cazale on 12th August, 1935 in Revere, Massachusetts, United States and passed away on 12th Mar 1978 Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States aged 42. He is most remembered for Fredo Corleone In The Godfather (1972), The Godfather Part ll (1974), Salvatore Naturale In Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Stanley ("Stosh") In The Deer Hunter (1978).. His zodiac sign is Leo.

John Cazale is a member of the following lists: Boston University College of Fine Arts alumni, Male actors of Italian descent and 20th-century American male actors.


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First Name John
Last Name Cazale
Full Name at Birth John Holland Cazale
Alternative Name John Holland Cazale
Age 42 (age at death) years
Birthday 12th August, 1935
Birthplace Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Died 12th March, 1978
Place of Death Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Cause of Death Lung Cancer
Height 5' 10½" (179 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University Oberlin College,Oberlin, Ohio, United States, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation Text Actor.
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Fredo Corleone In The Godfather (1972), The Godfather Part ll (1974), Salvatore Naturale In Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Stanley ("Stosh") In The Deer Hunter (1978).
Year(s) Active 1967–1978

John Holland Cazale (/kəˈzeɪl/; August 12, 1935 – March 12, 1978) was an American actor. He appeared in five films during six years that were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture: The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Deer Hunter. He appeared in archival footage in The Godfather Part III, also nominated for Best Picture, making him the only actor to have this multi-film distinction. From his start as a theater actor, he became one of Hollywood's premier character actors, starting with his role as the doomed, weak-minded Fredo Corleone opposite longtime friend Al Pacino in Francis Ford Coppola's film The Godfather and its 1974 sequel. Cazale chose to continue acting despite being diagnosed with lung cancer. He died in New York City on March 12, 1978, shortly after completing his role in The Deer Hunter.

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John Cazale42 LeoActor
Meryl Streep67 CancerActress


The Deer Hunter1978StanMovie
The Godfather: A Novel for Television1977Fredo CorleoneTV Show
Dog Day Afternoon1975SalMovie
The Conversation1974StanMovie
The Godfather: Part II1974Fredo CorleoneMovie
The Godfather1972FredoMovie
N.Y.P.D.1967Tom AndrewsTV Show
The American Way1962BeatnikShort Film


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BillT02Sep 12, 2010

ALL RAIN!!! F**K!!! N***R!!!

travisJul 4, 2010

brilliant actor, too bad he died so young

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