Danny Aiello a legendary and Academy Award nominated actor and singer whose performances in more than 80 films have endeared him to audiences worldwide.
Aiello is a beloved American actor who has appeared most famously in Moonstruck, Do the Right Thing, Once Upon a Time in America, The Godfather: Part II, The Purple Rose of Cairo, The Professional, Bang the Drums Slowly, Jacobs Ladder, Radio Days, Broadway Danny Rose. He is also known for his role as Don Domenico Clericuzio in the CBS television miniseries Mario Puzo's The Last Don. Although his characters have often been vulgar and violent, Aiello has also portrayed sensitive, kindly men with an earthy sense of humor.
Aiello is also a well known singer. The Los Angeles Times said “His voice warm and amiable, his phrasing easygoing and conversational, his singing revealed influences from his numerous idols-Bobby Darin in particular…but as with his acting, Aiello’s singing at its core was far more than an accumulation of influences. It was a pure manifestation, instead of his own rich persona, of the abundant life experience he brings to his art.” No stranger to music, Aiello actually started out singing on street corners as a kid in the Bronx.
Aiello, the second youngest of six children, was born on West 68th Street, Manhattan, the son of Italian American parents Frances, a seamstress who was a native of Naples, Italy and Daniel, a laborer. Aiello's father deserted the family even though his wife had gone blind.
This will be a fascinating evening, an approximate one hour conversation with one of Hollywood’s most respected actors. Each paid attendee will receive Aiello’s upcoming book, My Life On The Street, On The Stage, And In The Movies.