Knowledge Identifier: +Danny_Aiello
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1933.
Countries: United States (68%), Italy (11%), Jordan (5%)
Linked to: Democratic Party, James Monroe High School, Republican Party, New York Yankees
One of his earliest roles came as a ballplayer in the 1973 baseball drama, "Bang the Drum Slowly", with Robert De Niro
He was in the 1976 Broadway play "Wheelbarrow Closers", which was directed by Paul Sorvino
Paul Sorvino - He directed "Wheelbarrow Closers", a 1976 Broadway play by Louis La Russo II, which starred Danny Aiello
In 1981 Danny Aiello won a Daytime Emmy award for his appearance in an ABC Afterschool Special called "A Family of Strangers"
He was paired with DeNiro again for the 1984 Sergio Leone gangster epic, "Once Upon a Time in America", as a police chief whose name was "Aiello
Stanley Donen - Donen had wanted to make a theatrical film version of the play, but was unable to secure financing from any major studio and instead took the project to ABC. In 2002 Donen directed Elaine May's musical play "Adult Entertainment" starring Danny Aiello and Jeannie Berlin in Stamford, Connecticut
Aiello starred in Jordan's 'Brooklyn Lobster" which premiered at The Toronto Film Festival in 2005
Aiello and EMI songwriter Hasan Johnson are releasing an album in 2009 of standards fused with rap entitled "Bridges