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Catherine Scorsese (1912–1997)


Catherine Scorsese was an American actress of Italian descent, often typecast as the typical Italian mother in films. Her best known role was that of Mrs. DeVito in "Goodfellas" (1990). Scorcese was born under the name "Catherine Cappa" in 1912. She was a native of Little Italy, Manhattan, New York City, with both of her parents being Sicilian ... See full bio »

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Known For

Goodfellas Tommy's Mother
(1990)
The King of Comedy Rupert's Mom
(1982)
Cape Fear Fruit Stand Customer
(1991)
Casino Piscano's Mother
(1995)

Filmography

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 1995 Casino
Piscano's Mother
 1994 Men Lie
 1993 The Age of Innocence
Elderly Woman at Jersey City Station (uncredited)
 1991 Cape Fear
Fruit Stand Customer
 1990 The Godfather: Part III
Woman in Café
 1990 Goodfellas
Tommy's Mother
 1987 Moonstruck
Customer at Bakery
 1987 China Girl
Old woman at the bar (uncredited)
 1986 Wise Guys
Birthday Guest
 1985/I After Hours
Elderly lady at the café sitting back to the cashier (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan
Extra (uncredited)
 1983 Easy Money
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1982 The King of Comedy
Rupert's Mom
 1976 Taxi Driver
Iris' Mother (newspaper article) (uncredited)
 1973 Mean Streets
Woman on Landing (uncredited)
 1964 It's Not Just You, Murray! (Short)
Mother
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(book) "The Scorsese Family Cookbook."

Height:

5' 0½" (1.54 m)

Spouse:

Charles Scorsese  (his death)  (2 children)

Children:

Martin Scorsese
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Appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Moonstruck (1987), Goodfellas (1990) and The Godfather: Part III (1990). See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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