Victor Argo

Actor

A correction was made to this obituary at 6:23 p.m.

Victor Argo, who performed on Broadway in this season’s “Anna in the Tropics,” died of lung cancer April 7 in New York City. He was 69.

Argo played Santiago, the owner of a cigar factory, in Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Prior to Broadway, he essayed the same role in the McCarter Theater’s production of the playin Princeton, N.J.

His previous stage credits included Edwin Sanchez’s “Clean” and David Rabe’s “The Dog Problem” at the Atlantic Theater, and Eduardo Machado’s “Floating Islands” at the Mark Taper Forum in L.A..

He also appeared in several films directed by Martin Scorsese, including “Taxi Driver,” “The Last Temptation of Christ” and “After Hours.”

A staple of the New York indie film scene, he appeared in Jim Jarmusch’s “Ghost Dog,” Paul Auster’s “Lulu on the Bridge,” Woody Allen’s “Crimes and Misdemeanors” and several films by Abel Ferrara.

He is survived by two sisters.

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