James Gandolfini

Actor James Gandolfini, April 11, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

NJ town honors late actor James Gandolfini

PARK RIDGE, N.J. (AP) – Cast members of “The Sopranos” were on hand as a New Jersey town remembered native son James Gandolfini. Park Ridge dedicated a section of Park Avenue to the actor best […]

12/02/2013

Actor James Gandolfini, April 11, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Emmys to honor Gandolfini, Monteith, 3 others

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emmy organizers say Sunday’s awards ceremony will include five special memorial tributes, including one to Cory Monteith. “Glee” star Monteith died in July at age 31 of a heroin and alcohol […]

09/16/2013

James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a scene from "Enough Said," a film being showcased at the Toronto International Film Festival. (AP Photo/Toronto International Film Festival)

Gandolfini on screen again in ‘Enough Said’

TORONTO (AP) — After Nicole Holofcener cast James Gandolfini in her divorcee romantic comedy “Enough Said,” the “Sopranos” actor kept suggesting she rethink her decision. Alec Baldwin, he insisted, would be far better suited. “He […]

09/06/2013

Actor James Gandolfini, April 11, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

HBO: Unimaginable that Gandolfini pilot will air

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — An HBO executive says it’s unimaginable that a drama pilot featuring one of James Gandolfini’s final performances will air. Gandolfini shot a pilot for “Criminal Justice,” an adaptation of the […]

07/25/2013

Actor James Gandolfini (AP Photo)

Gandolfini: A big man and everyman is eulogized

NEW YORK (AP) — The funeral of James Gandolfini took place in one of the largest churches in the world and didn’t stint on ceremony. Still, the estimated 1,500 mourners who gathered Thursday in New […]

06/27/2013

Actor James Gandolfini (AP Photo)

David Chase memorializes James Gandolfini

NEW YORK (AP) — The creator of “The Sopranos” said at James Gandolfini’s funeral that the actor brought the traits of a sad boy, “amazed and confused,” to the role of Tony Soprano. “You were […]

06/27/2013

Actor James Gandolfini (AP Photo)

NJ flags to fly at half-staff for Gandolfini

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff Monday in memory of “Sopranos” star and New Jersey native James Gandolfini. Gandolfini died Wednesday in Rome at […]

06/21/2013

Actor James Gandolfini (AP Photo)

Friend reports James Gandolfini died of heart attack

ROME (AP) — An autopsy on James Gandolfini has confirmed the “Sopranos” star died of a heart attack, with no evidence of substance abuse or foul play, a family spokesman said Friday. Michael Kobold told […]

06/21/2013

Actor James Gandolfini (AP Photo)

Tony Soprano more than a memorable TV character

    NEW YORK (AP) — James Gandolfini’s portrayal of Tony Soprano represented more than just a memorable TV character. He changed the medium, making fellow antiheroes like Walter White and Dexter Morgan possible and […]

06/20/2013

James J. "Whitey" Bulger, alleged racketeer, booking photograph obtained by WBUR 90.9 - NPR Radio Boston. (AP Photo)

Bulger, Gandolfini: Mob makes headlines this week

The death in Italy of James Gandolfini, who played Mafia boss Tony Soprano on the popular HBO show “The Sopranos,” was part of an unusual convergence of mob-related news making headlines this week. Here’s a […]

06/19/2013

Actor James Gandolfini (AP Photo)

Stars share reaction to James Gandolfini’s death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Gandolfini’s fans and colleagues shared reaction to his death Wednesday: — “He was a genius. Anyone who saw him even in the smallest of his performances knows that. He is […]

06/19/2013

Actor James Gandolfini (AP Photo)

Actor James Gandolfini dies in Italy at age 51

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO’s “The Sopranos” helped create one of TV’s greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, […]

06/19/2013

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