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Published: Fri, October 06, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

Chuck Low, 'Goodfellas' Actor, Dead at 89

Chuck Low, 'Goodfellas' Actor, Dead at 89

The actor, who was born in NY in 1928, died at a New Jersey nursing home on September 18.

Actor Chuck Low, best known for his role in iconic gangster movie Goodfellas, has died aged 89.

Low and De Niro developed a friendship after the actor moved into a building he owned in New York City. Notably, he was landlord and friend to fellow actor Robert De Niro.

It was through De Niro that Low got introduced to acting, playing alongside the Academy Award victor in "The Mission", "King of Comedy", "Once Upon a Time in America", "Goodfellas", "Mistress", "Night and the City", and later was able to even score guest-starring roles in non-De Niro TV shows like "The Sopranos" and "100 Centre Street".

Charles Low was born to a Russian mother and Austrian-Polish father on July 21st, 1928 and he spent 4 years in active duty as an Army major and spent 30 years in the United States Army Reserve. They later costarred in Once Upon a Time in America (1984) and The Mission (1986) before working together on Low's biggest film, Goodfellas (1990). Morris Kessler is based off of the real-life Martin Krugman. An amicable solution was eventually brokered, the divorce was to go through for a share in the motel to the son-in-law.

Low's family says his funeral was held September 20 in Elmont, New York. The motel is used by character Tony Soprano and his crew for meetings and illegal business.

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