James Caan, Versatile Actor Of 'Godfather' And 'Misery' Fame, Dies At 82

Actor James Caan , who displayed his skill in comic and dramatic roles in a series of hit movies through the 1970s and early 1980s, has died at the age of 82. Caan’s family announced his death on the actor’s Twitter (NYSE: TWTR ) page, writing, “It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6. The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.” Caan's Rise To Prominence: Born in the Bronx, New York, on March 26, 1940, Caan attended Michigan State University but later transferred to Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Although he never completed his college studies, he made an invaluable connection with an aspiring filmmaker classmate named Francis Ford Coppola . Caan studied at New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and began appearing in off-Broadway and ... Full story available on Benzinga.com