Danny Aiello

Danny Aiello is a beloved American actor and Academy Award–nominee who has appeared in numerous motion pictures, most famously Moonstruck and Do the Right Thing, as well as Once Upon a Time in America, Ruby, The Godfather: Part II, Hudson Hawk, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Léon: The Professional, Two Days in the Valley,and Dinner Rush. He is also known for his role as Don Domenico Clericuzio in the CBS television miniseries Mario Puzo’s The Last Don.

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Beloved stage and screen actor Danny Aiello’s big-hearted memoir reveals a man of passion, integrity, and guts—and lays bare one of the most unlikely success stories ever told.Danny Aiello admits that he backed into his acting career by mistake. That’s easy to see when you begin at the beginning: Raised by his loving and fiercely resilient mother in the tenements of Manhattan and the South Bronx, and forever haunted by the death of his infant brother, Danny struggled early on to...

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