Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Abe Vigoda Merges With The Infinite. Or, the Infinite Merges With Abe Vigoda.
I know. None of us believed it actually possible, but Abe Vigoda has passed.
Most famous for his roles in The Godfather and the TV series Barney Miller, where he played Fish, a cop who acted exactly how you'd expect a cop who looked like Abe Vigoda to behave - Vigoda somehow became pretty famous and well-loved. Almost all of his other roles since Barney Miller were more or less "holy @#$%, is that Abe Vigoda?" when he'd walk on screen. He also kept invading the sets of late night talk shows for a while in the 90's.
I'll miss Vigoda. It was always nice to know he was out there being Abe Vigoda, a role no one else will be able to fill.