Gianni Russo is best known for playing the faithless Carlo Rizzi in Maro Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather is still around more than thirty years after he was garroted from the back seat by Peter Clemenza. The New York Times reports that the 62 year old sometime actor and former delivery boy for Frank Costello is planning a new career as a Sinatra style crooner. "The reluctant killer . . . has a publicist and a new dream: to be a big-name crooner, the kind who makes women swoon."
That would seem to disprove F. Scott Fitzgerald's belief that there are "no second acts in American life." It is not as if he plans to rely exclusively on his vocal talents though. The Times reports that, "Mr. Russo's singing act leans heavily on his 'Godfather' past, with cheeky references to Marlon Brando punctuated by the recorded sound of machine-gun fire."