“Scarface” Actor Robert Loggia Dies at 85

Robert Loggia, the gravelly voiced character actor who danced with Tom Hanks on a giant floor keyboard in “Big,” fought aliens in “Independence Day” and trafficked in drugs in “Scarface,” died on Friday. The 85-year-old, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the 1985 thriller “Jagged Edge,” died at his home in Los Angeles after battling Alzheimer’s disease for five years. The Italian-American actor was born as Salvatore Loggia on Jan. 3, 1930, in New York City. He set aside his plans for a journalism career to go into acting. In director Brian De Palma’s hit 1983 crime drama “Scarface,” Loggia played drug lord Frank Lopez alongside Al Pacino in the violent tale of Miami mobsters. Two years later, Loggia was a seedy private detective in “Jagged Edge,” starring Jeff Bridges and Glenn Close.

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