A surprise. Ray Liotta has died. He a great actor whose big break came in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 crime classic Goodfellas. They also had a part in Field of Dreams he was 67.
He making the Dangerous movie Waters in the Dominican Republic when he died in his sleep. We’ll let you know when we have more information.
Liotta has a daughter named Karsen. He and Jacy Nittolo were going to get married.
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Liotta was making a big comeback. He was in The Many Saints of Newark, Marriage Story, and No Sudden Move-in recent roles. He shared a 2020 Indie Spirit Award for its ensemble for Marriage Story. They finished working on Cocaine Bear, which directed by Elizabeth Banks and was set to star with Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley in The Substance, which Working Title made.
He will also be the executive producer of the A&E docuseries Five Families, about how the Genovese, Gambino, Bonnano, Colombo, and Lucchese families of the New York mafia rose and fell dramatically.
Even though he is better known for his roles in movies, he also starred with Taron Egerton in the Apple TV+ show Black Bird, made a guest appearance on Prime Video’s Hanna, and starred opposite Jennifer Lopez in the NBC show Shades of Blue from 2016 to 2018.
Liotta won a Primetime Emmy in 2005 for his guest role on ER. He nominated for two SAG Awards for the 2015 miniseries Texas Rising and the 1998 telefilm The Rat Pack. He played Frank Sinatra alongside Don Cheadle, Joe Mantegna, and Angus Macfayden.
One of his first roles on screen was as Joey Perrini in about 30 episodes of the NBC soap opera Another World between 1978 and 1981.
He played “who’s there?” in Something Wild (1987), which Jonathan Demme directed, and nominated for a Golden Globe. In 1988, he played Shoeless Joe Jackson, a Chicago White Sox star who banned from the team, opposite Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones in Field of Dreams. Then, he played a gangster named Henry Hill in Scorsese’s Goodfellas, along with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. It was the role that made his career stand out.
The ruggedly handsome, blue-eyed Liotta was the perfect Henry Hill. He told how he joined an organized crime gang and pulled off the famous Lufthansa heist at John F. Kennedy International Airport in 1978, stealing more than $5 million in cash and jewels from the German airline’s air cargo building. The movie, based on Nicholas Pileggi’s book and made by Martin Scorsese and him, up for six Oscars, but only Joe Pesci won.
Hannibal, Narc, Blow, and Copland were some of his other memorable roles.
Liotta was born on December 18, 1954, in Newark, NJ. He went to the University of Miami to study acting before getting part in Another World. He had small roles in telefilms and was a guest star on St. Elsewhere in 1983 before co-starring in Casablanca, an NBC series that was a prequel to the classic movie but didn’t last long. David Soul played Rick. Ray Liotta has died
Liotta then played a cop in the mid-1980s ABC drama Our Family Honor. His first big movie role was as Ray Sinclair in the romantic comedy Something Wild, which starred Melanie Griffith and Jeff Daniels. Then, in 1988, he was in Dominick and Eugene with Tom Hulce.
That led to him getting his two best-known roles.