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Richard Conte
Biographical Information
Born March 24, 1910
New Jersey, U.S.
Died April 15, 1975
Los Angeles, U.S.
First The Godfather
Portrayed Barzini

Richard Conte was an Italian-American character actor.

BiographyEdit

Richard Conte rose to fame after being spotted by director Elia Kazan and his associate John Garfield who helped Conte find stage work. In the 1930s, he became a famous face on Broadway.

In the 1940s, he made his screen debut in Guadalcanal Diary as well as several other war films at the time. He acheived recognition after appearing in the film noir picture Whirlpool, with Gene Tierney. However, one of his most famous roles was one of the Eleven in the Rat Pack movie Ocean's Eleven.

During the 1970s, he was considered for playing the role of Don Vito Corleone, but lost out to Marlon Brando, and instead played Vito's arch-rival Don Barzini. He died of a heart attack in 1975.

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