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WATCH: Goodfellas Star Lorraine Bracco Gets Choked Up About Costars Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini & Tony Sirico

Goodfellas star Lorraine Bracco is raising a glass to her late costars. The actress, also known for her role on The Sopranos, appeared on Rachael Ray Show Friday and got emotional when Ray's husband John Cusimano asked to toast to two friends of Bracco's, Ray Liotta and Tony Sirico. As she raised her glass, Bracco chimed in, "And to Jimmy Gandolfini... We can't forget Jim."
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Lorraine Bracco gets emotional remembering late co-stars James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta and Tony Sirico

Lorraine Bracco choked up while remembering her beloved late co-stars Ray Liotta, Tony Sirico, and James Gandolfini.The 67-year-old actor starred alongside Liotta in the 1990 film drama Goodfellas, followed by her role in the six-season crime drama The Sopranos, alongside Sirico and Gandfolini.During a Friday (16 September) appearance on the Rachael Ray Show, Bracco and hosts celebrity cook Ray and her husband John Cusimano offered “a toast” to the legendary actors.“To Ray and Tony,” Ray said, echoing Cusimano. “And to Jimmy [James] Gandolfini,” Bracco added. “We can’t forget Jim.”Liotta, 67, passed away in his sleep in May of this...
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'I was so proud of his success': Grand Rapids priest remembers his late brother, 'Sopranos' actor Tony Sirico

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — From the big screen, to more famously on TV, Tony Sirico was a big star. He died earlier this month at age 79. A fan-favorite, playing Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri for nearly a decade on The Sopranos, he had ties to West Michigan. His brother, Father Robert Sirico, pastor emeritus at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Parish and the founder of the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids.
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Tony Sirico: Sopranos star who played Paulie Walnuts

“I have an arsenal of weapons and an army of men, and I’m going to use them,” Tony Sirico, who played the mob henchman “Paulie Walnuts” in the HBO crime drama The Sopranos was once quoted as saying, “and ... I’m going to come back here and carve my initials in your forehead. You better learn a lesson. You better show me the respect I deserve.”
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'The Sopranos' actor Robert Iler on how Tony Sirico protected him on set: 'You tell Uncle Tony, okay?'

Tony Sirico's impact continues to be felt by those who knew and loved "The Sopranos" actor. While reflecting on his career as a child actor, Robert Iler, who appeared alongside Sirico in the Emmy-winning HBO series, opened up about how Sirico looked out for the young actor. Iler said Sirico's presence on the show's set shielded him from the sexual abuse and mistreatment some child stars are subjected to in the entertainment industry.
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The Sopranos: AJ star says he was never harassed on set because people were scared of Tony Sirico

A young Robert Iler had Tony Sirico looking after him while co-starring in the hit Noughties drama The Sopranos.Sirico, who played mobster Paulie “Walnuts” in the HBO series, died aged 79 last week at an assisted living facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.In a recent episode of The Sopranos podcast Pod Yourself a Gun, hosted by comedians Matt Lieb and Vince Mancini, Iler, who played AJ Soprano, spoke about the way Sirico protected him as a young actor in Hollywood.Iler, who was around 14 years old when he started playing the son of Tony (James Gandolfini) and Carmela (Edie...
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Robert Iler Remembers Late ‘The Sopranos’ Co-Star Tony Sirico and his Protective Presence, On and Off Set

This past February, Robert Iler joined comedians Matt Lieb and Vince Mancini as a guest on their podcast “Pod Yourself a Gun” to discuss what it was like growing up on the set of the legendary HBO crime drama series The Sopranos, which originally aired from 1999 to 2007. Iler played Mafia boss Tony Soprano’s (James Gandolfini) underachieving second child and only son, Anthony Jr., aka A.J., starting when he was just 12 years old. When asked about potential harassment on-set, Iler said that his co-star Tony Sirico always had his back.
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