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'Godfather' singer/actor Al Martino dies at 82

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Posted: Oct 14, 2009 5:48 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Updated: Oct 14, 2009 8:39 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Al Martino, Johnny Fontane, "The Godfather", "Here in My Heart", "Spanish Eyes", "Can't Help Falling in Love", "Volare", "The Love Theme From The Godfather", Don Vito Corleone, Marlon Brando, movie, singer, actor

Singer Al Martino, who played the Frank Sinatra-type role of Johnny Fontane in "The Godfather," died. Starting in 1952, Martino was known for hit songs including "Here in My Heart," "Spanish Eyes," "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "Volare."

Besides acting in the Marlon Brando classic "The Godfather," Martino sang the 1972 film's title score, "The Love Theme From The Godfather." His Fontane character is a singer and occasional actor and is the godson of Brando's Mafia boss character, Don Vito Corleone.

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