The Broadway Legend Bob Lupone Dead at 76
A legendary figure in New York City Theater and actor, Bob Lupone, passed away aged 76, and the theatre broke the news of his death.
Bob Lupone suffered from cancer
The MCC Theatre, a renowned off-Broadway institution, was founded by LuPone, who is none other than the brother of actress Patti LuPone.According to the theatre statement,
"The MCC Theater community mourns the loss of our much loved and uniquely inspiring partner, colleague, and dear friend, Bob LuPone, who lived fearlessly and with great curiosity, good humor, a boundless passion for connection, and a whole lot of heart. We will miss him deeply and always," Bob LuPone died of pancreatic cancer after a three-year battle with the disease; he is left by his surviving wife Virginia, his son Orlando, his sister Patti and his brother William.
Bob LuPone's early life
Bob LuPone, a born native of Brooklyn, New York, was raised along with his other siblings on Long Island. His mother worked as a library administrator at Long Island University's C.W. Post Campus, and his father worked as an English teacher and principal at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington.
At quite a young age, he had a passion for arts, especially dance which he studied at Julliard School before deciding to pursue a career on Broadway. In 1966, he landed his first job in theatre in the production of The Pajama Game, which starred Liza Minnelli. Years later, he continued to play live, with accolades including the 1976 A Chorus Line staging, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
Bob LuPone's famous roles
In 1970 he started to take roles in movies and later appeared on tv in 1976. He is best known for his repeated role on The Sopranos; he took up the character called Dr. Bruce Cusamano, who appeared in five episodes throughout the show. Later starred in Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which was the highlight of other tv shows.
He later emerged as a well-known actor due to his involvement in soap operas. He even appeared on "Guiding Light" in 1990, and from 1984 to 1985, he appeared on All My Children. He won the Daytime Emmy nominee for his work on All My Children.
In addition to producing some of the best performances, he spent decades teaching acting classes. Until now, LuPone's younger sister has kept her feelings all by herself, and his work is being remembered on social media by a large following and colleagues.