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Chuck Low, Robert De Niro's landlord who landed gruesome role in 'Goodfellas,' dies at 89

Chuck Low, Robert De Niro's landlord who landed gruesome role in 'Goodfellas,' dies at 89
Actor Chuck Low at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in 2015. (Mike Coppola / Getty Images for the 2015 Tribec)

A real estate developer whose friendship with Robert De Niro led him to an acting career that included a notable appearance in "Goodfellas" has died. Charles Low was 89.

Low died Sept. 18 at a nursing home in New Jersey.

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Low and De Niro developed a friendship after the actor became a tenant in a building that Low owned in New York City.

Low went on to act in several films, including "Scent of a Woman," ''The King of Comedy" and "Once Upon a Time in America," and also appeared on the HBO series "The Sopranos."

Low's most notable role came in "Goodfellas," where he played wig salesman Morris "Morrie" Kessler. The character was stabbed in the back of his head.

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