Actor Louis Guss dies at 90

Thesp appeared in 'Moonstruck,' 'Tonto'

Actor Louis Guss, who appeared in hundreds of TV series, features and stage productions over his five decade career, died Sept. 29 in New York of natural causes. He was 90.

Often cast as Italian and in other blue collar ethnic roles, he appeared as Dominic in “Harry and Tonto,” as Raymond Coppomaggi in “Moonstruck” and also appeared in “New York, New York,” “Girlfight,” “Two Family House,” “The Cemetery Club,” “Used People” and “Slaves of New York.” His last role was in Sidney Lumet’s “Find Me Guilty” in 2006.

On TV, he appeared in series throughout the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s including “Golden Girls,” “Chicago Hope,” “Maude,” “The Odd Couple” and “Cagney and Lacey.”

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Tsuneko, and a son.

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