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Robert Loggia, Oscar-Nominated Star of ‘Scarface’ and ‘Big,’ Dead at 85

Veteran actor was also earned primetime Emmy nominations for ”Mancuse, FBI“ and ”Malcolm in the Middle“

Robert Loggia, the veteran actor best known for his appearances in “Scarface” and “Big,” died Friday in Los Angeles. He was 85.

The actor was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in 1986’s “Jagged Edge.” He also received Primetime Emmy nominations for his lead role on “Mancuse, FBI” in 1989, and for his guest role on “Malcolm in the Middle” in 2000.

Loggia’s prolific film and television career extends back to his role on “Studio One in Hollywood” in 1957, and included roles on TV series such as “The Rockford Files,” “Magnum P.I.” and “Hawaii Five-0.”

He also appeared in four episodes of HBO’s “The Sopranos” as Feech La Manna, an Italian mobster who clashes with James Gandolfini‘s Tony Soprano after being released from prison.

The actor’s film credits include 1982’s “An Officer and a Gentleman,” “Necessary Roughness” in 1991 and “Independence Day” in 1996.

Loggia was born on Staten Island on January 3, 1930 to Italian-American parents from Sicily.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Audrey, who says he had been battling Alzheimer’s for the past five years.