John Travolta’s father dies at 95 in Saturday Night Fever

The American actor Val Bisoglio passed away at the age of 95, whom everyone remembers in the role of John Travolta’s father in the famous film “Saturday Night Fever”.

The news of his death was communicated by his wife, Bonnie Bisoglio. The famous actor passed away Saturday night at his home in Los Olivos, California.

In addition to the aforementioned role, Val Bisoglio performed restaurateur Danny Tovo in the television series Quincy in the ’70s and’ 80s and also took on the role of Sergeant Salvatore Pernelli in the American television series M * A * S * H.

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His career as an artist began in the theater: Val Bisoglio had often worked with Arthur Penn on the play Shakespeare In The Park.

At the age of 30 he became famous thanks to his role in the popular crime soap At the edge of the night. Ten years later he made his film debut in Hot Rod Hullaballoo, a film focused on a demolition derby.

His last television appearance in the series “The Sopranos”

His career was then characterized by various participations, both in feature films (Candidate all’amitorio, Excuse me where is the West, Diamonds) than in television programs.

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As mentioned, his most famous role is undoubtedly that of Frank Manero senior (father of protagonist Tony Manero, played by John Travolta) in “Saturday Night Fever”. His last television appearance dates back to 2002 in three episodes of the series I Soprano, in the role of Murf Lupo.

The actor leaves behind his wife Bonnie, with whom he married in 1996, and their three children Joseph Valentino Bisoglio, Scott Chapman and Casey DeFranco.


John Travoltas father dies Saturday Night Fever

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