Caesar Cordova, the legendary character actor from the Al Pacino films Scarface and Carlito’s Way, died on Wednesday at the age of 84 from natural causes in Atlantic City, New Jersey, following an announcement by his family. Cordova was a member of the Actor’s Studio during his career, performed on Broadway, produced the indie film Paco and is survived by his wife and seven children. He was born in born May 16, 1936, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Caesar Cordova Age
He was 84 years old.
Caesar Cordova Career
Cordova was born in 1936 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but raised in New York City and served in the Korean Wartime army. His first film, in 1975, was the Treasure of Cornel Wilde’s Sharks, setting off steady appearances on television through the 1970s including Kojak and Police Woman. In 1980, he played a part in Where the Buffalo Live in Bill Murray’s semi-biographical comedy about journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
He also had small credits in the film Cutter’s Way by Jeff Bridges, and the Nighthawks by Sylvester Stallone. Caesar Cordova has collaborated with the Scarface actor on Broadway for Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? along with his other roles in Al Pacino’s most successful films.
The play of 1969, a racially charged drama about a group of teen drug addicts working together in a rehab center, has been credited with launching Al Pacino’s career. Pacino was a recipient of a Tony award for Best Dramatic Actor in a Supporting Role in the Play in his’ the 20s, which was later revived in 2002.
Caesar Cordova Wife & Children
His last acting credit was his role with Al Pacino in the 1993 Golden Globe nominee Carlito’s Way. Cordova was married to four children with Gladys Gomez, Panchito Gomez, Luis Gomez, Ana Sanchez Gomez, and Elena Gomez Martinez. He had three children from a prior marriage, Damarys Cordova, Abigail Cordova, and Jesse Cordova.
Caesar Cordova Death Cause
Cordova, a member of Actors Studio, died of natural causes in Atlantic City on Wednesday, his family reported. He was 84 years old.
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