Longtime actor and Emmy Award winner, Ray Liotta, passed away Thursday. He was 67.
According to an article on CNN, Liotta’s publicist, Jennifer Allen, said the actor was working on a project in the Dominican Republic when he passed away in his sleep.
Liotta is most known for his portrayal of Lucchese crime family member, Henry Hill, in Martin Scorcese’s, “Goodfellas.” Liotta’s career spanned six decades beginning in 1978 with a bit on the daytime Soap Opera, “Another World.”
Baseball fans, especially White Sox fans, remember him as Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field Of Dreams.” The movie was nominated for three Oscars (Best Picture, Best Original Score, and Best Adapted Screenplay). Interest in the movie resurfaced in a big way last year when the White Sox and Yankees played a regular season game on the property of the farm seen in the movie. As you may recall, Tim Anderson put his signature on the inaugural “Field of Dreams” game with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth off of Zack Britton giving the White Sox an 8-7 win.
Liotta also found a niche with narrations. He was the voice behind the History Channel docuseries, “The Making Of The Mob,” and the ESPN 30 for 30, “Playing With The Mob.” He also won a Grammy in 2005 for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series for his role as Charlie Metcalf on the hit hospital drama, “ER.”
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