The Godfather actor Alex no more

NEW YORK: Alex Rocco, the gravelly-voiced hollywood actor whose gallery of memorable characters included Moe Greene, the cocky, bespectacled Las Vegas casino owner in The Godfather, has died. He was 79.

Rocco died on July 18 at his home in the Studio City neighbourhood of Los Angeles. The cause was cancer, his manager, Susan Zachary, said, reported New York Times. Rocco had fairly limited screen time in The Godfather (1972), but he emerged from that film with a collection of signature lines, including “You don’t buy me out. I buy you out” and “Do you know who I am?” (both spoken to the Godfather-in-waiting, played by Al Pacino), and a Hollywood reputation for stealing scenes with little more than a Boston attitude and his eyebrows.