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Old 02-19-06, 05:18 PM
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"Godfather" actor killed after hit by bus.

'Godfather' Actor Killed by Bus in New York City
Sunday, February 19, 2006

NEW YORK Richard Bright, a character actor who appeared in all three "Godfather" movies and more recently on "The Sopranos," was struck and killed by a bus, police said.

Bright, 68, was hit by a private Academy Bus as he crossed the street at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday in his Manhattan neighborhood, police Detective Bernard Gifford said.

There were no arrests as of Sunday but police said the investigation was continuing. The bus driver told police he was not aware that he had hit anyone.

Bright played mob enforcer Al Neri in the "Godfather" movies, a bodyguard to the Corleone family patriarchs played by Marlon Brando and Al Pacino.

He played a con artist hustling Ali McGraw in 1972's "The Getaway" and acted in dozens of other films such as Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in America" and "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" and in TV shows such as "Hill Street Blues."

"He always said it was the work that was the reward," said Brett Smiley, a friend and fellow actor.

Bright was arrested in 1965 on an obscenity charge for language he used in a San Francisco production of poet Michael McClure's two-person play "The Beard," which was shut down.

The American Civil Liberties Union took up the case and the charges against Bright were later dismissed in what was considered a precedent for artistic expression rights.


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...shit, I looked and didn't see it...I think I started this thread around the time he did (10 min. before mine was posted) but was having a hard time finding a pic and I think he posted while I was looking for a pic.

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He was 'wacked' by a bus.
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Originally Posted by ukywyldcat
...shit, I looked and didn't see it...I think I started this thread around the time he did (10 min. before mine was posted) but was having a hard time finding a pic and I think he posted while I was looking for a pic.
In your face, slowpoke!

Here's a link to the Movie Talk version.
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Saw this on the news last night, but they hadnt released his name yet...I still dont know who he is, and just doesnt look familar. Guess its a good reasone to re-watch the Godfather.
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He was in all 3 movies. Also randomly he was in the unheralded The Panic in Needle Park, one of Al Pacino's first movies.
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He played "Murray", Dennis Leary's drunk loser sidekick in The Ref. Also, I may be mistaken, but I think he was in Marathon Man.

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