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Vincent Gardenia (January 7, 1922 – December 9, 1992) was an American award-winning stage, film, and television actor.

Gardenia was born Vincenzo Scognamiglio in Naples, Italy, the son of Elisa and Gennaro Gardenia Scognamiglio. After emigrating to the United States as a child, he lived most of his life in Brooklyn, New York.

In 1972, he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in The Prisoner of Second Avenue and in 1979 he was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in Ballroom. In film, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in Bang the Drum Slowly and Moonstruck.

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