Mario Roccuzzo died Saturday October 9th in Hollywood from failing health at age 81 following a 50 year career in acting.Born in Boston, to performing parents, the family moved to Hollywood in 1955, his first role in The Young Savages (1961).By the 80's he had done most TV cop shows and several comedies. In 1958, Mario wrote the famous Eddie Cochran song, "Nervous Breakdown."Survived by his son, Michael by a previous marriage to Harriet Lietz, daughter in law, Connie, grandchildren, Samantha, Vanessa, his sister Diana Ensley, nieces Jennifer Smith (Bartley), Kathleen Allison (William) great nephew, Nathan Allison, great niece, Gemma Allison.
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MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
Mario and I were friends from the mid nineties. He was a great guy and good friend. He was a great actor. He was in my favourite movie The Young Savages (1961) My condolences to his family.
Jim Smyth (friend from England)
December 8, 2021
I just got the heartbreaking news of my longtime friend, Mario's passing. My condolences to his famiy. I will always remember him as a caring, gentle, talented man.
November 28, 2021
My self and my wife flew to LA in 2007 to go to the price is right game show during the lunch break went to the farmers market and that´s where me and my wife first met Mario after talking to him for a while we invited him to join us for lunch from that day on my wife and I became good friends with Mario we always kept in touch with him one year I went to pick him up in LA to bring him back to Toronto to stay with us for a week he was truly a great friend great person we love you Mario MAY THE GOOD LORD JESUS CHRIST give you rest and peace our good friend we love you you will be truly missed
October 23, 2021
Loved his work on Barney Miller, it was second to none.
October 19, 2021
Loved the stories about the old days. Mario was a good friend and will be missed. Good thoughts and prayers for the family.
October 17, 2021
You were a hoot to be around...corny jokes and lousy singing but what a life you had. See ya (hopefully) in a couple of years.