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Tom Rosqui

Tom Rosqui, 62, actor who played the Corleone family bodyguard Rocco Lampone in the first two “Godfather” films, died April 11 in Los Angeles of cancer.

Rosqui’s mostly silent “Godfather” role climaxed in the second film when his character assassinated mob lord Hyman Roth (Lee Strasberg) and then was slain.

The Oakland native had many other film, tv and legit roles. His films also include “The Crazy Quilt,” “The Thomas Crown Affair,” “MacArthur” and “Airport ’77.”

He appeared in such telepics as “Raid On Entebbe” and “The Migrants,” the miniseries “The Law” and “Fitzgerald In Hollywood,” and in such series as “Lou Grant,” “Little House On The Prairie,” “The Rockford Files,” “The Streets Of San Francisco” and “The Blue Knight.”

He had been a regular on the “All My Children” soap and also appeared in “General Hospital.”

Rosqui’s last stage role was in “The Crucible” last September at the L.A. Theater Center. He acted on Broadway in the Tony Award winner “Sticks And Bones,” “The Price,” “Unlikely Heroes” and “The Lincoln Mask,” and Off Broadway in “Whiskey,” “What The Butler Saw” and “Collision Course.”

At Lincoln Center, he was in “Danton’s Death,” “Yerma” and “The Condemned Of Altona,” “The East Wind” and “The Alchemist.”

He also spent seven years in residence with the Actor’s Workshop of San Francisco, in such plays as “The Iceman Cometh” and “Zoo Story,” and in L.A. he was in the Mark Taper Forum productions of “The Shadow Box” and “Too Much Johnson.”

Rosqui also appeared extensively in regional theater and stock.

Survived by a son, a stepson and a stepdaughter.

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