Ben Gazzara, aged 81, died of pancreatic cancer

By on Feb 5, 2012 in Entertainment, Movies, Television, United States Comments

Elke and Ben Gazzara
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Biagio Anthony Gazzara, famously known as the film and broadway actor Ben Gazzara, died of pancreatic cancer on Friday at a Manhattan hospital, as announced by several international news sites, February 3, 2012.

According to reports, Ben Gazzara was initially diagnosed with throat cancer in 1999.

Gazzara apparently made several appearances on NBC‘s legal drama Justice and starred in various Broadway productions. Similarly, he became well known in several television series.

Related reports reveal that Gazzara also worked as an occasional television director.

Gazzara married three times; to Louise Erickson (1951–57), Janice Rule (1961–1979), and German model Elke Krivat from 1982.

Gazzara is survived by Elke; his daughter, Elizabeth, from his second marriage; and his brother, Anthony.

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