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Veteran actor Ruscio dies at 89

Veteran American character actor Al Ruscio has died at the age of 89, his long-time manager said.

Ruscio died on Tuesday at his home in Encino, California, after a period of declining health, according to Judy Fox.

He appeared in such films as The Godfather: Part III and Guilty By Suspicion, and on TV including Sea Hunt and Seinfeld. His stage credits included A Hatful Of Rain and A View From the Bridge.

Ruscio also taught college acting classes, wrote a drama text called "So Therefore ... A Practical Guide for Actors" and served on the board of directors of the Screen Actors Guild.

Ruscio is survived by his wife, actress Kate Williamson, four children and five grandchildren.

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