James Joseph "Jimmy" Gandolfini, Jr. (1961 - 2013) MP

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Nicknames: "Jimmy Gandolfini", "Jim Gandolfini"
Birthplace: Westwood, Bergen, New Jersey, United States
Death: Died in Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio, Italy
Cause of death: heart attack
Managed by: Victar
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About James Joseph "Jimmy" Gandolfini, Jr.

James Joseph Gandolfini, Jr. (September 18, 1961 – June 19, 2013) was an American actor best known for his role in The Sopranos as Tony Soprano, which won him the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series three times.

Gandolfini was born in Westwood, New Jersey and grew up in Park Ridge, New Jersey. His mother, Santa Gandolfini (née‎ Penna), a high school lunch lady, was American-born, of Italian descent, and raised in Naples, Italy. His father James Joseph Gandolfini, Sr., a native of Borgotaro, Italy, was a bricklayer and cement mason, and was later the head custodian at Paramus Catholic High School in New Jersey. James, Sr. earned a Purple Heart in World War II. Gandolfini's parents were devout Roman Catholics and spoke Italian at home.

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September 18, 1961
Westwood, Bergen, New Jersey, United States
December, 2002
Age 41
August 30, 2008
Age 46
Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
June 19, 2013
Age 51
Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio, Italy