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James Joseph "Jimmy" Gandolfini, Jr.

Also Known As: "Jimmy Gandolfini", "Jim Gandolfini"
Birthplace: Westwood, Bergen, New Jersey, United States
Death: June 19, 2013 (51)
Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio, Italy (heart attack)
Immediate Family:

Son of James Joseph Gandolfini, Sr. and Santa Gandolfini
Husband of Deborah Lin
Ex-husband of Marcy Wudarski
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Private and Private

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About James Gandolfini

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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James Gandolfini's Timeline

September 18, 1961
Westwood, Bergen, New Jersey, United States
June 19, 2013
Age 51
Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio, Italy