Robert Loggia Dies: Sopranos Actor was 85

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Robert Loggia passed away today at the age of 85.

The prolific television and film actor had been battling Alzheimer's for the past five years according to his wife of 33 years, Audrey.

Robert Loggia

Loggia began his career in 1951 on the soap opera Search for Tomorrow in an uncredited role.

Over the years, he had roles in such television series as Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Gunsmoke, Wonder Woman, The Six Million Dollar Man, Starsky and Hutch, Hawaii Five-O, Charlie's Angels and Magnum, P.I.

In more recent years, he guest starred on Malcolm in the Middle, The Sopranos, Hawaii Five-0 and Men of a Certain Age.

He voiced himself on a couple episodes of Family Guy, as well.

He also had a very famous television moment in 1998 in which he was featured in a Minute Maid commercial when a little boy admitted the only thing that could get him to drink his orange tangerine was, indeed, an appearance by Robert Loggia.

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