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Martin Charles Scorsese Italian (born November 17, 1942) is an American filmmaker and actor, whose career spans more than 50 years. Part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential filmmakers in cinematic history. Scorsese's body of work explores such themes as Italian-American identity, Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption? faith, machismo, modern crime, and gang conflict. Many of his films are also known for their depiction of violence and liberal use of profanity. In 1990, he founded The Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to film preservation, and in 2007 he founded the World Cinema Foundation. He is a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema, and has won an Academy Award, a Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award, Silver Lion, Grammy Award, Emmys, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and Directors Guild of America Awards.
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‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Sopranos’ actress Suzanne Shepherd dies, aged 89

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Goodfellas and The Sopranos has died, aged 89.The death of the late actor is reported to have been confirmed by her granddaughter to the US Sun, although a cause of death has not yet been reported and no official statement has been released.In Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas (1990), Shepherd played the mother of Karen Hill (played by Lorraine Bracco).

The film also starred Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci.Shepherd also played Mary DeAngelis in hit HBO show The Sopranos from 2000 to 2007.

Her character was the mother of Carmela Soprano, who was played by Edie Falco. Suzanne joined the show in season two, following its successful debut in 1999.Other films Shepherd appeared in include Mystic Pizza (1988), Uncle Buck (1989) and Requiem for a Dream (2000) in a career that spanned over 35 years.

Shepherd was also a leading theatre director and drama teacher and an upcoming documentary called A Gift Of Fire will explore her work as a leading teacher in more detail.Shepherd’s other television appearances included more recently Law and Order and Blue Bloods.

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