Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Award-winning actor and writer Joe Bologna dead at 82

Joseph Bologna, 'My Favorite Year' Actor and Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter, Dies at 82 Oscar-nominated writer and actor Joe Bologna, known for 'My Favorite Year', dies at age 82
Nicole Thomas | 14 August, 2017, 19:52

Bologna died in the Los Angeles area after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer, his manager Matt Sherman told The Associated Press. Bologna played the explosive TV star King Kaiser in the backstage comedy inspired by Mel Brooks' experiences as a young TV writer on Sid Caesar's legendary "Your Show of Shows".

In 2001, the couple brought their real-life story to the stage in If You Ever Leave Me...

A Brown University graduate and Marine Corps veteran, Bologna began his career directing commercials, winning many Cleo Awards along the way. He also wrote and acted in Made for Each Other, which won a Writer's Guild Award, and the TV movie Acts of Love and Other Comedies, which snagged an Emmy award. Joe Bologna was a really witty and amusing Oscar nominated writer, Emmy victor and a mentor to me. "He was a pro, and he did his thing".

Bologna was able to attend a 35th anniversary celebration of the film on July 27. His other film credits include Cops and Robbers, Honor Thy Father, The Big Bus, Chapter Two, and Big Daddy. On the small screen Bologna was seen in "Top of the Heap", "Rags to Riches", "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", "According to Jim", and "Everwood".

Bologna's final work is an upcoming film he wrote and starred in titled Tango Shalom.

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The former couple reignited dating rumours after they were spotted together at a concert over the weekend. Adding, "They definitely seemed like they're back together . hey cuddled most of the night".

Bologna is survived by Taylor as well as the couple's children.

Born Dec. 30, 1934, Bologna was a native of Brooklyn, New York. I'm Going With You!, an evening of stories from their long marriage and sketches that they had written and performed over the years.

They planned to marry at Tavern on the Green in NY but were anxious that it was going to be too expensive, so Griffin arranged for them to Wednesday in 1965 on his soundstage. They renewed their vows five times over their half-century together, each time in a different religious ceremony.

The family has said that funeral services are being arranged at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills.

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