Gil Amelio


Actor and artist Gil Amelio died Sept. 14 in Hemet, Calif. after being hit by a car. He was 82.

Amelio performed live and on television as a sculptor.

Born in the Bronx, he studied art and law and also competed as a tennis player. He worked as a producer on Robert Schuller’s “Tower of Power” and at one time owned a product placement firm.

In films, he appeared in “Amadeus,” “The Bourne Identity” and “Shadow Fury.” On TV, he appeared in “Six Feet Under” and “Power Rangers.”

He recently appeared in a production of “Judgement at Nuremberg” at the Long Beach Conservatory.

He was a cousin of former Apple CEO Gilbert F. Amelio.

He is survived by four children and 12 grandchildren.

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