Famous American actor, opera singer, businessman, writer, and sculptor, Paul Sorvino has left the surface of the earth.
He often portrayed authority figures on both sides of the law, and was known for his roles as Paulie Cicero (based on Paul Vario) in the 1990 gangster film Goodfellas, and NYPD Sergeant Phil Cerreta on the second season of the TV series Law & Order.
He also played a variety of father figures, including Juliet’s father in Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 film Romeo + Juliet, as well as guest appearances as the father of Bruce Willis’ character in Moonlighting and the father of Jeff Garlin’s character in The Goldbergs.
He took on additional supporting roles in A Touch of Class, Reds, The Rocketeer, The Cooler, and Nixon (as Henry Kissinger).
Although usually cast in dramatic supporting roles, he had occasional leads in films including Bloodbrothers, and also in comedic roles including his turn as a bombastic Southern evangelist in Carl Reiner’s Oh, God!.
Sorvino was also nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor for the 1972 play That Championship Season, and later starred in film and television adaptations. He was the father of actors Mira Sorvino and Michael Sorvino.
Paul Sorvino died at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, on July 25, 2022, aged 83.
Her Oscar-winning daughter, Mira Sorvino also took to Twitter to share a tribute to her father.
“My heart is rent asunder- a life of love and joy and wisdom with him is over. He was the most wonderful father. I love him so much. I’m sending you love in the stars Dad as you ascend”
My father the great Paul Sorvino has passed. My heart is rent asunder- a life of love and joy and wisdom with him is over. He was the most wonderful father. I love him so much. I’m sending you love in the stars Dad as you ascend.
— Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) July 25, 2022
Who Is Paul Sorvino’s Wife Dee Dee Benkie?
Dee Dee Benkie was the wife of the late Paul Sorvino.
She was reported to have been by his side when he passed away and said; “Our hearts are broken, there will never be another Paul Sorvino. He was the love of my life, and one of the greatest performers to ever grace the screen and stage.”
Dee Dee Benkie Wikipedia
Dee Dee Benkie is a former aide to President George W. Bush. She met her late husband Paul Sorvino when they were interviewed on Fox News’ show Your World With Neil Cavuto in 2013.
“She took the chair after me… I went nuts as soon as I saw her,” the late Goodfellas star told the LA Times.
“She’s wearing this beautiful blue dress, and she had an aura around her.”
I said: “‘Oh my God, that — this is gonna be for me.'”
The couple got married in 2014. She is the stepmother to Paul’s three children from previous marriages, Mira Sorvino, Michael Sorvino, and Amanda Sorvino.
Dee Dee Benkie Children
According to records, Dee Dee Benkie has no biological children. She only shares three children with her late Sorvino which he had from his previous marriage.
Dee Dee Benkie Age
She is currently 55 years as of 2022.
Dee Dee Benkie Birthday
She was born on November 9, 1966, in Indiana.
Dee Dee Benkie Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of 1.5 million as of 2022.
Dee Dee Benkie Politics
Benkie is into politics and she is the chairperson of the Republican National Convention.