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Actor Who Appeared on ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Dies at 83

Jul 26, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A veteran character actor who appeared on "The Sopranos" and was known for his stage work has died, reports The New York Times.

Tom Aldredge, who played Carmela’s father on "The Sopranos," was 83.

In 1979, when Aldredge was in his 50s, he created the role of Norman Thayer Jr., the 80-year-old at the heart of the play "On Golden Pond," opposite Frances Sternhagen. The role was portrayed by Henry Fonda, opposite Katharine Hepburn, in the 1981 film version.

Aldredge won a Daytime Emmy in 1978 as Shakespeare in "Henry Winkler Meets William Shakespeare," an episode of "The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People." He had recurring roles on "Ryan’s Hope" and "Damages," in which he played Uncle Pete.

He appeared last year as the father of Nucky Thompson, played by Steve Buscemi, in HBO’s "Boardwalk Empire.”

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Tom Aldredge

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