Friday, August 18, 2006

Bruno Kirby, 1949-2006

Veteran character actor Bruno Kirby, born Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu, died on Aug. 14 at the age of 57 in Los Angeles due to complications from Leukemia.

"We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support we have received from Bruno's fans and colleagues who have admired and respected his work over the past 30 years," his wife Lynn Sellers said in a statement Tuesday. "Bruno's spirit will continue to live on not only in his rich body of film and television work but also through the lives of individuals he has touched throughout his life."

Film credits include The Godfather Part II, When Harry Met Sally, Good Morning, Vietnam, City Slickers and Donnie Brasco.

Along with his wife and father, Kirby is survived by his stepmother Roz Kirby, brother John Kirby and stepbrother Brad Sullivan.



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