Ben Gazzara

Birth Name: Biagio Anthony Gazzarra

Date of Birth: August 28, 1930

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: February 3, 2012

Date of Death: New York City, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: Italian [Sicilian]

Ben Gazzara was an American film, stage, and television actor and director.

Ben was the son of Italian immigrants, Angelina (Cusumano) and Antonio Gazzarra. His father was from Canicattì and his mother was from Castrofilippo, locations in the province of Agrigento, Sicily.

Ben was married to model Elke Krivat, until his death. He had a daughter with his former wife, actress Janice Rule, and a daughter with Elke.

Ben’s paternal grandparents were Antonio “Anthony” Gazzara (the son of Anthony Gazzara) and Maria Patti.

Ben’s maternal grandfather was named Biaggio/Biagio Cusumano. Ben’s grandfather Biaggio was from Favara, Province of Agrigento, Sicily.

Ben’s maternal grandmother was Grazia Angela Acquista (the daughter of Domenico Acquista and Rosaria Borzella).


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