Ben Gazzara

Ben Gazzara Passes Away at 81

Veteran actor Ben Gazzara passed away earlier today at the Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan at the age of 81, after a longtime battle with pancreatic cancer.

Ben Gazzara was born on August 28, 1930 in the East Side of Manhattan to Italian immigrants. He enrolled in the prestigious Actors Studio in Manhattan, and honed his craft under the tutelage of legendary acting teacher Lee Strasberg.

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