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Al Martino, the Italian-American singer who famously played Johnny Fontane in “The Godfather,” died yesterday at age 82.

Fontane, a singer with a weakened voice who goes to Don Corleone for help in landing a role in a Hollywood movie - a request that results in one of the most shocking scenes in the movie - supposedly is based on how Frank Sinatra got cast in ‘From Here To Eternity.”
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