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Bruno Kirby
Birth name Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu, Jr.
Born April 28, 1949(1949-04-28)
Flag of the United States New York City, New York, U.S.
Died August 14, 2006 (aged 57)
Los Angeles, California
Other name(s) Bruce Kirby, Jr.
B. Kirby, Jr.
Years active 1971-2006

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Biography

Early life

Kirby was born Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu, Jr. in New York City, New York. His father was actor Bruce Kirby (born Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu), and his brother, John Kirby, was a notable acting coach. New York, New York redirects here. ... Bruce Kirby (born Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu on April 24, 1928) is an American character actor. ...


Career

Kirby was a popular character actor through the late 1980s and early '90s, although the frequency of his film appearances waned. Kirby's film debut was in the little-seen The Young Graduates (1971). Early television appearances included the series Room 222 and The Super, but it was his role in The Godfather Part II, as the young Pete Clemenza, that raised his profile in Hollywood. He can be glimpsed in the pilot episode of M*A*S*H, playing the character Boone, though he has no lines. In The Super, Kirby portrayed Richard Castellano's son. Coincidentally, Castellano appeared in The Godfather (1972) as hefty Pete Clemenza, a prominent member of the Corleone crime family, and Kirby subsequently played a younger version of Clemenza in the sequel, The Godfather Part II. Room 222 was a 20th Century Fox Television-produced television drama. ... The Godfather Part II is a 1974 motion picture directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script he co-wrote with Mario Puzo. ... Information Gender Male Portrayed by Richard S. Castellano Created by Mario Puzo Peter Clemenza (1890-1957) is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and two of the three films based on it. ... M*A*S*H the Pilot was the first episode of the M*A*S*H television series. ... M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, inspired by the 1968 novel M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker (penname for H. Richard Hornberger) and its sequels, but primarily by the 1970 film MASH, and influenced by the... Richard Salvatore Castellano (September 4, 1933 – December 10, 1988) was an American actor. ... This article is about the 1972 film. ... // Top grossing films The Godfather Fiddler on the Roof Diamonds Are Forever Whats Up, Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan ONeal Dirty Harry The Last Picture Show A Clockwork Orange Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli The Hospital Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex Academy Awards Best Picture... Information Gender Male Portrayed by Richard S. Castellano Created by Mario Puzo Peter Clemenza (1890-1957) is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and two of the three films based on it. ... The Godfather Part II is a 1974 motion picture directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script he co-wrote with Mario Puzo. ...


Described by film critic Leonard Maltin as "the quintessential New Yorker or cranky straight man", Kirby displayed his talents in a series of comedies, typically playing fast-talking, belligerent, yet strangely likeable characters. His most well-known roles include a fellow colleague to Albert Brooks' film editor in Modern Romance, a talkative limo driver in This Is Spinal Tap (1984), the jealous, comedically-impaired U.S. Army officer Lt. Hauk in Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) and a shifty assistant to Marlon Brando — a parody of his Godfather role — in The Freshman (1990). Kirby balanced comedies with dramatic roles in Donnie Brasco as a double dealing mobster. Leonard Maltin (born December 18, 1950 in New York City) is a widely known and respected American film critic. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Albert Brooks (born July 22, 1947) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, writer, comedian and director. ... Robert Cole (Albert Brooks) is a Hollywood film editor right in the middle of cutting a new science fiction film with George Kennedy. ... This Is Spin̈al Tap (which is officially spelled with a non-functional umlaut symbol over the N) is a 1984 mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner and starring members of the semi-fictional heavy-metal glam rock band Spinal Tap. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... Good Morning, Vietnam is a 1987 comedy/drama film set in Saigon during the Vietnam War, based on the career of Adrian Cronauer, a disc jockey on Armed Forces Radio Saigon (AFRS), who proves hugely popular with the troops serving in South Vietnam, but infuriates his superiors with what they... // May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... The Freshman is a 1990 comedy motion picture starring Marlon Brando and Matthew Broderick, in which Brando deliberately parodies his own portrayal of Don Corleone in The Godfather. ... The year 1990 in film involved some significant events. ... Donnie Brasco is a 1997 film by Mike Newell starring Al Pacino, Michael Madsen and Johnny Depp. ...


On television, Kirby was memorable as Garry Shandling's agent Brad Brillnick in series three and four of the comedy cult classic It's Garry Shandling's Show. Garry Shandling (born November 29, 1949) is an American comedian. ... Its Garry Shandlings Show is one of the first original programs created by the fledgling Showtime network in the mid-80s to compete with original HBO comedies like Not Necessarily the News. ...


Kirby and comedian Billy Crystal made a popular screen team in When Harry Met Sally... (1989) and City Slickers (1991). Both featured Kirby's character as the opinionated best friend to Crystal's character. However, Kirby refused to sign on for the sequel City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold unless script changes were made. Crystal replaced him with Jon Lovitz, and the film was widely panned. For the American political commentator, see William Kristol. ... When Harry Met Sally. ... City Slickers is a 1991 movie comedy starring Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Daniel Stern, Helen Slater, and Jack Palance. ... The year 1991 in film involved many significant films. ... Jonathan Lovitz (born July 21, 1957 in Tarzana, California) is an American actor and comedian perhaps best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and for his show The Critic. ...

Kirby in City Slickers, 1991
Kirby in City Slickers, 1991

In 1991, Kirby made his Broadway debut to great critical acclaim when he replaced Kevin Spacey in Neil Simon's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play Lost in Yonkers. In the last decade of his life, Kirby (and his unforgettable voice) had a last great success in the animated children's classic Stuart Little (1999), and was increasingly working on television. He starred as Barry Scheck in a 2000 CBS drama American Tragedy about the O.J. Simpson case. He played a paroled convict out for revenge in an episode of Homicide: Life on the Street. More recently, he played Phil Rubenstein in the HBO series Entourage. Image File history File links Brunokirby1. ... Image File history File links Brunokirby1. ... City Slickers is a 1991 movie comedy starring Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Daniel Stern, Helen Slater, and Jack Palance. ... Kevin Spacey (born July 26, 1959) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor (film and stage) and director. ... Neil Simon (1966) Neil Simon (born Marvin Neil Simon July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City), is a Jewish American playwright and screenwriter. ... Image used on the Playbill for Lost in Yonkers Lost in Yonkers is a play by Neil Simon that opened on Broadway in 1991. ... This article is about the book. ... Barry Scheck (b. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947), commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ... Homicide: Life on the Street is an American television drama series chronicling the life of a fictional Baltimore police homicide unit. ... Entourage is an Emmy Award-winning HBO original series created by Doug Ellin that chronicles the rise of Vincent Chase — a young A-list movie star — and his childhood friends from Queens, New York City as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Hollywood, California. ...


In The Larry Sanders Show Bruno (as himself) gets 'bumped' in the last episode. The final episode of Season 3, part 1 of Entourage (entitled: "Sorry, Ari") is dedicated to Kirby's memory. The Larry Sanders Show is a satirical television sitcom that originally aired from 1992 to 1998 on the HBO cable television network in the USA. It starred stand-up comedian Garry Shandling as vain, neurotic talk show host Larry Sanders. ...


Personal life & Death

Kirby married actress Lynn Sellers in 2004. He died on August 14, 2006, at age 57 in Los Angeles from complications related to leukemia. According to the Associated Press and other news reports, his widow stated that he had only recently been diagnosed with the disease. is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Leukemia or leukaemia (see spelling differences) is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow and is characterized by an abnormal proliferation (production by multiplication) of blood cells, usually white blood cells (leukocytes). ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ...


Kirby, like his character in This Is Spinal Tap, was a fanatical fan of Frank Sinatra.[1] He was also deathly allergic to horses, and needed daily allergy shots on the set of City Slickers. This Is Spin̈al Tap (which is officially spelled with a non-functional umlaut symbol over the N) is a 1984 mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner and starring members of the semi-fictional heavy-metal glam rock band Spinal Tap. ... “Sinatra” redirects here. ... City Slickers is a 1991 movie comedy starring Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Daniel Stern, Helen Slater, and Jack Palance. ...


In 2006, less than six months before his death, Kirby was invited to be a member of The Actors Studio. The Actors Studio is a membership organization for professional actors located in the Old Labor Stage at 432 West 44th Street in New York City. ...


Filmography

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References

  1. ^ Revealed in an interview on Bob Costas' Later show

Robert Quinlan Costas (born March 22, 1952) is an American sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s. ...

External links

  • Bruno Kirby at the Internet Movie Database
  • Access Hollywood report on Kirby's death
  • AP: 'City Slickers' Actor Bruno Kirby Dies
  • BBC News obituary
  • Cinema2000 obituary (in Portuguese)

  Results from FactBites:
 
Bruno Kirby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (524 words)
Kirby was born into a Hollywood family; his father is actor Bruce Kirby (born Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu), who most recently appeared in the movie Crash, and his brother, John Kirby, is a notable acting coach.
Kirby was a popular character actor through the late 1980s and early '90s, although the frequency of his film appearances waned.
Bruno Kirby died on August 14, 2006, at age 57 in Los Angeles from complications related to leukemia.
Actor Bruno Kirby Dies - The Deadbolt (310 words)
Bruno Kirby is best known for his performances along side Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally and City Slickers, but also appeared in numerous other films and TV shows over a steady, thirty-five year career, including memorable turns in The Godfather, Part II and Good Morning, Vietnam.
Bruno's spirit will continue to live on not only in his rich body of film and television work but also through the lives of individuals he has touched throughout his life.
Bruno Kirby had an extensive TV resume as well, appearing in Tales From the Crypt, Homicide: Life on the Street (which he also directed an episode of), Mad About You, and recent episodes of The Jury and Entourage, in which he played a producer obsessed with the theft of his Shrek doll.
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