Popular Film and TV Actor Known for Role in ‘Godfather II’ Dead at 90

Jul 26, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A popular actor with a long string of film and TV credits, who made a strong impact as the senator who tries to blackmail Michael Corleone in "The Godfather: Part II," has died, reports AOL TV. Character actor G.D. Spradlin was 90.

Spradlin died Sunday night at his home in San Luis Obispo, Calif., of natural causes.

He had numerous TV credits, including "Columbo," “Bonanza," "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." and "War and Remembrance."

In addition to his acting career, Spradlin served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was the director of President John F. Kennedy’s election campaign in Oklahoma in 1960.

Spradlin is survived by his wife, Frances, two daughters and five grandchildren.


G.D. Spradlin

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